Mexican officials are now cracking down on illegal alcohol sales. Over the weekend officials raided 31 popular tourist destinations in Cancun and Playa del Carmen. At least two bars were shut down in the process, Iberostar Paraiso Maya and the Fat Tuesday bar in Cancun.
The police also seized 10,000 gallons of tainted alcohol from a company that was providing alcohol to many bars and restaurants. This follows some recent reports of injuries, assaults, robberies, and one death following tourists unknowingly ingesting tainted alcohol.
The police report from the raid states that 36 percent of the alcohol being served in Mexico is illegal. The Mexican commissioner of sanitary operations Alvaro Perez spoke out about the issue during a press conference.
“It’s important to emphasize that our vigilance is long-lasting. We will continue to enforce these sanitary measures and will continue to be vigilant to make sure our tourists are confident that the alcohol they are drinking is safe…and they can have a safe and healthy family vacation.”