More than 20 deaths reported in Puebla due to suspected adulterated alcohol


There are 6 other people killed in Jalisco, from the same cause

PUEBLA.- There are more than 20 people who have died due to the consumption of “refino”, an adulterated alcohol, this in the municipality of Chiconcuautla, the Government of Puebla reported, publishes El Universal.


In a statement, state authorities raised the number of deaths in various areas of that part of the Sierra Norte de Puebla from 17 to “more than 20”.

The location and closure of the places where that product was sold during the past weekend, when Mother’s Day was celebrated, has already been added.

The State Attorney General’s Office will continue with the investigations of this case.

More than 200 liters of the drink have already been seized, apparently killing people.


GUADALAJARA.- Six deaths due to suspected adulterated alcohol intoxication are being investigated for residents of the municipalities of Ajijic and Chapala, the Jalisco Ministry of Health announced, Excelsior publishes.

In addition, two people are known to be hospitalized for the same cause.


On Tuesday, José Miguel Gómez López, mayor of Jocotepec, reported that seven people had died from consuming adulterated beverages, one of them from his municipality.

The first deaths detected in Ajijic occurred between May 9 and 11, and it was identified that those affected were neighbors of the town and known to each other.

It is suspected that the alcohol they ingested was purchased in bulk.

One of the hospitalized patients has his residence in Chapala and another in the municipality of Tlajomulco.

The Sanitary Jurisdiction 12 in Tlaquepaque dealt with a serious case for alleged alcoholic intoxication in the Municipal Medical Services of Tlajomulco.

The deaths under study are those of a 46-year-old man, a resident of the municipal capital of Chapala, another 40-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman, both residents of Ajijic, and three bodies were reported in the Institute of Forensic Sciences of the Jalisco state.

This case is investigated by the Epidemiological and Sanitary Intelligence Unit of the State Secretariat of Health, and the Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks of the State of Jalisco (Coprisjal).

The health authorities have the receipt for some alcohol samples and the identification of the place where it was purchased.

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