Poison gin which killed Cheznye still on sale in Indonesian shops

Poison gin which killed Cheznye still on sale in Indonesian shops

Poison gin which killed Cheznye still on sale in Indonesian shops

First published in News

THE father of a British backpacker who died from drinking fake gin has discovered it is still being sold in Indonesia.

Cheznye Emmons, 23, became fatally ill after drinking the spirit laced with methanol in April last year.

Her family, from Great Wakering, are trying to raise awareness of methanol poisoning.

Ms Emmons’s father, Brenton, discovered several shops still selling the gin when he returned to northern Sumatra for the BBC One programme Fake Britain.

Mr Emmons was told police had closed downawarehouse where more than 5,000 bottles of fake gin had been found and there had been a drop in the number of shops selling it near to where Cheznye had visited in the Bukit Lawang area. He said: “When Cheznye was visiting, you could buy it in about 200 shops there. Now it’s only available in two or three stores.”

Mr Emmons said following the episode of Fake Britain, the family’s website Save a Life Campaign had thousands of hits.

He added: “We had comments from people who saw the programme, thanking us for raising awareness of the dangers of methanol. That’s really encouraging.”

Plans are under way to distribute warning posters to doctors’ surgeries around the UK.

He added: “The only thing we’re able to do now is try to prevent any more deaths like Cheznye’s.”

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11:36am Fri 8 Aug 14

MilesBond says...

No Doubt that this family's actions have saved many lives. The owners of those shops still selling it are scum and need shutting down.
No Doubt that this family's actions have saved many lives. The owners of those shops still selling it are scum and need shutting down. MilesBond
  • Score: 5

1:07pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

you won't change anything in corrupt places like that, theres too many money grabbing greed fuelled locals, they will smile at you but don't trust what lies behind that smile, re-running this story will no doubt keep it fresh in peoples minds, they can warn people they know that will be travelling to these parts of the world, so hats of the the young girls family keeping it alive, giving out warnings on inbound flights is an idea too.
you won't change anything in corrupt places like that, theres too many money grabbing greed fuelled locals, they will smile at you but don't trust what lies behind that smile, re-running this story will no doubt keep it fresh in peoples minds, they can warn people they know that will be travelling to these parts of the world, so hats of the the young girls family keeping it alive, giving out warnings on inbound flights is an idea too. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 3

1:39pm Fri 8 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

All alcohol is Satans tipple
All alcohol is Satans tipple sesibollox
  • Score: -1

4:07pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Chris Flunk says...

sesibollox wrote:
All alcohol is Satans tipple
Even communion wine?
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: All alcohol is Satans tipple[/p][/quote]Even communion wine? Chris Flunk
  • Score: -2

7:16pm Fri 8 Aug 14

John Right says...

Chris Flunk wrote:
sesibollox wrote:
All alcohol is Satans tipple
Even communion wine?
Absolutely, the Devil allowed red wine to represent the blood of Christ, to be consumed by those people seeking the impossible, so gullible...
[quote][p][bold]Chris Flunk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: All alcohol is Satans tipple[/p][/quote]Even communion wine?[/p][/quote]Absolutely, the Devil allowed red wine to represent the blood of Christ, to be consumed by those people seeking the impossible, so gullible... John Right
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