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The Ministry of Industry & Commerce announced new measures to attack the sale of adulterated alcoholic beverages and forged alcoholic beverages in the country. So far this year, 127 persons have died from adulterated alcohol. Hundreds are seriously ill. The first quarter total compares to 247 persons who died from adulterated alcohol in the first quarter of last year.

Industry & Commerce Minister Víctor (Ito) Bisonó spoke at the press conference at the Presidential Palace on Wednesday, 28 April 2021. Vice President Raquel Peña presided the press conference.

Bisonó said the government is enacting clear and forceful actions coordinated from the highest levels of government to attack the problem.

He said since February 2021, the Specialized Fuel and Merchandise Trade Control Corps (CECCOM), together with the Attorney General’s Office and the Ministry of...

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