Mexican authorities confiscate 10,000 gallons of illegal alcohol at popular resorts

Monday, August 14, 2017 07:27AM
Officials confiscated 10,000 gallons of illegal alcohol from tourist hot spots in Mexico following reports of counterfeit liquor being sold.


MEXICO - Authorities confiscated 10,000 gallons of illegal alcohol from tourist hot spots in Mexico.

Officials raided 31 resorts and nightclubs after reports of counterfeit liquor being served to customers.

Two bars were shut down, including a lobby bar where Abbey Connor, 20, of Wisconsin allegedly drank tainted alcohol and later drowned in a pool during a family vacation in January.

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Connor was found facedown in the pool at Iberostar Paraiso resort in Playa del Carmen. Her brother suffered a concussion. He said he doesn't remember what happened and there were reportedly no cameras.

The popular Fat Tuesday bar in Cancun has been temporarily shut down.
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