More than 20 people would have died and several are intoxicated in the municipality of Chiconcuautla, Puebla, for consuming alcohol allegedly adulterated.
The Puebla government reported that so far it seized more than 200 litres of allegedly adulterated alcohol, as well as locating and closing the places where it was sold.
In a statement, state authorities noted that the State Attorney General’s Office is already investigating the source of the drink.
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The Ministry of State Health, the Directorate for Health Risk Protection; The General Coordination of Civil Protection, and the Secretariat of Public Security, are also involved in the investigations.
In the meantime, further search is being pursued for more suspicious cases in order to assess them and provide them with medical care.
In late April, the governor of Puebla, Miguel Barbosa, announced that he would ban the sale of alcohol in the state by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The measure was applied for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the street, restaurants, shops and establishments.
The chiconcuautla case is in addition to others registered in states such as Jalisco, Michoacán and Yucatan.
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In Jalisco, until a few days ago, 27 people were killed by poisoning, after eating an alcoholic beverage called El Chorrito.
The deaths were recorded in the municipalities of Tamazula, Mazamitla, Zapotiltic and Ciudad Guzmán. There was also a death for this same drink in Sahuayo, Michoacán.
While in Acanceh, Yucatan, adulterated alcohol consumption has left at least seven people dead and five in serious condition.
Such cases have been mainly recorded in entities with Dry Law or restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages due to the health contingency of COVID-19.
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