June 25, 2019 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia The Malaysian Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah announced on June 22, 2019 that his officers were investigating reports of 19 cases of methanol poisoning over a ten-day period from June 11 through June 21. Following the protocols health care providers notified The National Crisis Preparedness…

Is Liquor Contamination Suspected? June 24, 2019 – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Hard Rock All-Inclusive Will No Longer Include Mini Bar Liquor In an unusual move by the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino resort in Punta Cana announced that they will be removing in-room mini-bars from guest rooms. According to the statement the action was…

By Katherine L. Moore JD, MS We all love our spirits. I’m originally from North Carolina and like any good Carolinian knows, NASCAR, a sport millions of people love, owes its roots to that love of spirits. During prohibition in the 1920’s and 1930’s moonshiners and bootleggers would modify their cars for peak speed and performance…

June 4, 2019 – Lahore, Pakistan Leading up to Eidul Fitr, the Muslim Festival of breaking fast after Ramadan, six deaths were reported in Nishter Colony, a working-class enclave on the outskirts of Lahore. The deaths were attributed to the consumption of toxic moonshine. The deaths began on Saturday when victims started arriving at Lahore…

June 1, 2019 – Sydney, Australia An investigation was begun by two reporters in Australia, Riley Stuart and Greg Miskelly into the suspicious alcoholic beverage offerings of a major liquor company distributor. Among the suspicious liquors produced and distributed by companies owned by Rex D’Aquino, trading under the names of Fernbrew Pty Ltd and D’Aquino…

Uttar Pradesh, India – May 31, 2019 Only 3 months after one of the largest mass liquor poisoning in the northern state of Utter Pradesh, authorities in India are investigating a new wave of similar deaths. Authorities are unable to provide exact numbers with victims from numerous towns attended to at several local hospitals and…

April 1, 2019 – Mexico City, Mexico Travel warnings for American Citizens by the United States State Department (USSD) are issued throughout the year to supplement the permanent warnings in place for each destination. It is typical for a USSD warning to be issued for a country when there is civil unrest, armed conflict, murders,…

Mumbai, India – February 26, 2019 Fresh on the heels of massive deaths from methanol poisonings in the States of Utter Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Assam from country bootleg alcohol, police in Mumbai, India have uncovered another form of adulterated alcohol. Two men were arrested for producing fake alcohol to mimic the foreign brands of Chivas…

February 23, 2019 – Assam, India Hospitals throughout Assam are reporting that over 100 people have died from poison hooch in the northeastern India state of Assam. Meanwhile local media and government officials are stating that over 300 have been either hospitalized or are being treated for the effects of this poisoned alcohol. These reports…