Authorities in Mexico have seized 10,000 gallons of illicit alcohol from a manufacturer supplying booze to popular resorts and shut down operations at two locations in Cancun and Playa del Carmen, according to multiple reports.
According to the NYPost, Regulators recently visited nearly three dozen restaurants, resorts and nightclubs in the two tourist hot spots. The crackdown followed an investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel after Abbey Conner, a 20-year-old Wisconsin woman vacationing in Mexico, died in January after being pulled from the pool at Iberostar’s Paraiso del Mar in Playa del Carmen.
Authorities announced the alcohol seizure at a news conference in Mexico on Friday, citing “bad manufacturing practice,” but did not identify the booze maker, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Earlier the State Department said, “There have been allegations that consumption of tainted or substandard alcohol has resulted in illness or blacking out.If you choose to drink alcohol, it is important to do so in moderation and to stop and seek medical attention if you begin to feel ill.” In other words one was expected to cross their fingers and take the shot, and pray you didn’t black out into oblivion.
Hopefully this is taken care of, Mexico is a damn good time.