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

Monday, August 14, 2017 01:46PM
Illegal alcohol seized at tourist hot spots in Mexico


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.

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

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.

MORE: Family searching for answers after daughter dies at resort during vacation in Mexico

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