During Prohibition, the US Government may have poisoned up to 10,000 citizens
During the Prohibition in 1933 the US Federal government ordered industrial alcohols to be poisoned. This was because bootleggers were selling industrial alcohols as drinks and the government wanted to deter people from buying them. So they ordered all industrial alcohol to be poisoned. This didn’t really have the desired effect and resulted in as many as 10,000 people being poisoned to death.
Alcohol is still illegal in 12 countries:
- India (only in the states of Gujarat, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland, and the union territory of Lakshadweep.)
- Saudi Arabia
- UAE (only Sharjah)
- Pakistan (only for Muslims)