Four of every 10 bottles of alcohol sold in Mexico are adulterated alcohol, meaning diluted with water, extra flavoring, and coloring. According to the Tax Administration Service (SAT), 43% of the alcohol consumed in the country is illegal, which could be worth more than three billion dollars.
From 2013 to date, Mexico has seized 3.3 million liters of adulterated alcohol, a mixture from ethyl alcohol with poor production practices, which usually contain colorings or flavorings and which may cause severe damage to health to cause death.
The last seizure, and the largest to date, was conducted recently in a . . .