Police set four suspects at binge drinking, which killed three people in Munduk village, Buleleng, Bali, on Tuesday morning.
“Based on two existing evidence, we finally set four people as the suspects,” said Buleleng Police Chief, Adjunct Senior Commissioner Beny Arjanto, in Singaraja, on Thursday.
Those four suspects are KDA (38) and his wife GSE (33) as the liquor seller in Munduk village, Banjar district as well as KSA (41) and KAD (50). KSA is registered as a resident of Bestala village, Seririt District, and KAD is Bondalem Village residents, Tejakula District, allegedly as the supplier of liquor.
The four suspects charged with the coated article of the Criminal Code Article 204 subsidiary Article 205, the Criminal Code Article 359 in conjunction with Article 55 and Article 56 of the Criminal Code and Article 62 Paragraph (1) of Law No. 8 of 1999 on Consumer Protection.
With that article, the suspects are under threat of punishment for 15 years and a fine maximum of Rp2 billion.
“It is possible that the number of suspects will change because until now we still do further investigation related to other arak (Balinese liquor) suppliers,” said Chief of Buleleng Police.
Until now, the arak and mixed liquor sample is still under investigation at the Police Headquarters Denpasar Chapter Forensic Laboratory. “We have also sent sample of arak, the victims’ urine and blood to Labfor,” said Beny.\
Meanwhile Bali Provincial Government has asked police to intensify raid of liquor after the death of three villagers in Munduk.
“We expect the police raid the agents who sell liquor, especially those who has no permit,” said Head of Public Relations Government of Bali Proince, I Ketut Teneng in Denpasar on Wednesday.
He said he deeply regretted the occurrence of people died due to drinking adulterated liquor.
“Please to all krama or Balinese residents, if there are traditional ceremonies should not be filled with additional event like binge drinking,” he said.
Drinking adulterated liquor, said Teneng, not only harmful for health but also threaten their life.
“People should begin to realize and do not be influenced on momentary pleasure but bad for health. Please avoid and stay away from the alcoholic drinks,” he said.
Three villagers of Munduk, Buleleng, Bali, died due to drinking liquor, while 20 other people were treated intensively in Buleleng general hospital.
One resident died on Sunday and two others died on Tuesday (14/1). All three people who died are Made Dwi Adnyana (45), Rudi Alam (35) and Gede Suta Arjawa (38).
According to local residents, that unfortunate event occurred during the cremation ceremony of one of the residents in Banjar Dinas Taman, Munduk village, Buleleng.
At that time, people gathered in Dwi Adnyana’s house while having binge drinking, which later it was revealed that the ‘arak’ is adulterated liquor.