Jessica Montevago, Travel Market Report
Mexican regulators raided nearly three dozen restaurants, resorts and nightclubs suspected of carrying illegal alcohol in Cancun and Playa del Carmen this past weekend, and seized 10,000 gallons of bootleg alcohol from an unnamed manufacturing company, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
The alcohol seized from Kukulkan, the lobby bar at Iberostar Paraiso Maya, was expired and unlabeled and kept in unsanitary conditions, according to the Journal Sentinel.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the Ibersotar Hotels & Resorts said: "It is important to clarify that the closure of this one bar was the result of sanitary compliance (for instance a trash container lid missing, leak from ice machine, etc.), not related to tainted alcohol allegations. We are diligently working to resolve the issues pointed by the inspector and expect another evaluation within the next several days so that this bar’s operations can be fully restored." READ THE FULL STORY