Phnom Penh, Cambodia                                                     Wamin Li, 53, a Chinese businessman who is the owner of company which imports and distributes alcohol today made his first court appearance. Mr. Li was charged in Phnom Penh Municipal Court with selling more than 4,000 liters of fake alcohol throughout the capital. Li was charged with ““selling and distributing prohibited…

March 28, 2020 – Tehran, Iran Medical Professionals around the world have their hands full with the battle against coronavirus. In Iran, the Ministry of Health has issued a dire warning in response to a surge of patients caused by an age-old problem, methanol poisoning. Wary of State Media that at first hid the coronavirus…

New York, NY Months after the F.B.I. toxicology results were expected for what was deemed suspicious tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic, major news sources reported on October 18-19, 2019 that the results are final. CNN, ABC, the New York Times along with most major news outlets reported that the F.B.I. has concluded that the…

Perth, Australia In a story first reported by Kelsey Wilkie for the Daily Mail Australia, Danielle Chalmers shared the horrifying experience of her son Bailey’s encounter with fake alcohol in Bali. Bailey Chalmers, a 19-year-old, was on a celebratory trip with teammates from an Aussie Rules Football teams he plays for after they had won…

San Jose, Costa Rica On August 5, 2019 The Ministry of Health posted an update to the ongoing tragedy of deaths from methanol poisoning. In late June and early July, the Ministry began receiving reports of methanol poisonings from numerous locations throughout the country. The Ministry immediately acted and launched investigations into the reported deaths.…

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…

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…

Manila, Philippines The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised citizens to consume only registered, certified Lambanóg from legal licensed distillers. The agency has documented 44 cases of methanol poisoning traced to Lambanóg since May. Among the 44 cases, 21 victims have died from methanol poisoning associated with Lambanóg. At the urging of licensed distillers,…

October 1, 2018 – Tehran, Iran On September 29, 2018, Iran Front Page, an English language online news source from Iran, reported that a rash of dodgy booze consumption had led to the death of 27 people across a wide swath of Iranian provinces. Along with the 27 confirmed dead at the time of the…