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Embalmers want government intervention

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan 30, CMC – The President of the Jamaica Association of Certified Embalmers, Calvin Lyn, is urging the Ministry of Health to investigate reports that criminals have been using embalming fluid as an inhalant resulting in them carrying out extremely violent attacks.

“I believe that should the revelations be in place, that restrictions will be there to make the accessibility of embalming fluid, including Formaldehyde, difficult,” Lyn told RJR news, saying “there are distributors, importers, who are selling the formaldehyde left, right and centre”.

Lyn
Calvin Lyn

He said as such, the government’s enforcement activities must focus on the supply chain of embalming fluid.

Newspaper reports over the last week noted that criminals were getting high on embalming fluid, which is said to be influencing the brazen manner in which they carry out crimes. The media reports indicate that the criminals are spraying embalming fluid on marijuana or tobacco cigarette and when dried, criminals smoke it before committing murders.

The media said the criminals were obtaining the fluid from funeral homes.

Lyn told radio listeners that he is disappointment that the Ministry of Health had not addressed the issue since it became public last week given the fact that “when we are importing….embalming fluid we have to get a permit from the Ministry of Health at least.

“I am not saying where these killers get their embalming fluid from…but it is for the authorities to step in,” he added.

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KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan 30, CMC – The President of the Jamaica Association of Certified Embalmers, Calvin Lyn, is urging the Ministry of Health to investigate reports that criminals have been using embalming fluid as an inhalant resulting in them carrying out extremely violent attacks.

“I believe that should the revelations be in place, that restrictions will be there to make the accessibility of embalming fluid, including Formaldehyde, difficult,” Lyn told RJR news, saying “there are distributors, importers, who are selling the formaldehyde left, right and centre”.

Lyn
Calvin Lyn

He said as such, the government’s enforcement activities must focus on the supply chain of embalming fluid.

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Newspaper reports over the last week noted that criminals were getting high on embalming fluid, which is said to be influencing the brazen manner in which they carry out crimes. The media reports indicate that the criminals are spraying embalming fluid on marijuana or tobacco cigarette and when dried, criminals smoke it before committing murders.

The media said the criminals were obtaining the fluid from funeral homes.

Lyn told radio listeners that he is disappointment that the Ministry of Health had not addressed the issue since it became public last week given the fact that “when we are importing….embalming fluid we have to get a permit from the Ministry of Health at least.

“I am not saying where these killers get their embalming fluid from…but it is for the authorities to step in,” he added.