“The used pads they took from the trash were put in boiling water. After it cooled down, they drank it together,” Suprinarto was quoted as saying.
An advocate for safe drinking named Jimy Ginting told The Jakarta Post that the practice was first exposed in 2016 after some teenagers in Belitung, Bangka Belitung Islands and Karawang, West Java were discovered to be doing the same.
“I don’t know who started it all, but I knew it started around two years ago. There is no law against it so far. There is no law against these kids using a mixture of mosquito repellent and (cold syrup) to get drunk,” Ginting noted.