The New Zealand Herald

Drinking deaths


Police say more than 100 people in Indonesia have died this month from drinking toxic bootleg alcohol and are vowing a renewed crackdown on producers and distributo­rs. Deputy National Police Chief Muhammad Syafruddin said that deaths this month have been concentrat­ed in West Java and Jakarta but there were also cases in South Kalimantan and other regions that easily bring fatalities to more than 100.

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