Otavalo, Ecuador: Police Confiscate 4,000 Liters of Rum

Posted on July 19, 2011 • Filed under: Conflicts, Health, Latin America Travel, Peru, Police/Military Activity, TRAVEL

According to ElComercio.com Imbabura police confiscated 4,000 liters of rum in Otavalo on Monday, July 18th. National Police Commissioner Marianita Montalvo confirmed the report. The head of Imbabura police, Danilo Espinosa says operations of control will take place throughout the province for liquor sales that are not authorized. An owner of a liquor store where eight tanks, 200 liters each, was seized says that he purchased the liquor from the Cotacachi canon. Officials say military operations in Ambato were intensified, as troops focus on liquor transported in trucks, interprovincial buses and individuals. Officials add that Cuencan police closed three liquor outlets in the Feria Libre sector, which were selling alcohol without authorization. Authorities are still testing all confiscated alcohol for methanol, which has been the cause of at least 24 deaths in Ecuador. Read Article

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