15 held over methanol poisoning cases

SHAH ALAM: A total of 15 people, including seven foreigners,have been arrested in connection with the methanol poisoning cases in Selangor.

Selangor police chief Commissioner Datuk Mazlan Mansor said the detainees, comprisingeight Malaysians and seven foreigners, were premise owners and caretakers who sold the lethal alcoholic beverages.

“We are in the midst of hunting for the suppliers and wholesalers of the alcoholic beverages linked to the case.

Mazlan spoke to reporters after attending the Selangor police monthly assembly today.

He also said the police are still waiting for the full post-mortem report on the ones who died.

“The number of deaths in Selangor remains at 24 and situation unchanged at the moment,” he said.

Suspected alcohol beverages that contain methanol include the likes of Grand Royal Whisky, Mandalay Whisky and Kingfisher beer.

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