Mexico: Counterfeiting of Alcoholic Beverages Proposed as Felony

Posted on July 26, 2011 • Filed under: Crime, Health, Mexico, Organized Crime, Politics, Social Issues

Leonardo Urbina, a legislator from the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), has proposed reforms to the Mexico City Penal Code to make counterfeiting of alcoholic beverages a felony, El Universal reports. There are mafias in Mexico City who exist only to recycle empty bottles, refill them and make counterfeit holograms and seals of authenticity then sell them on street corners. This black market for alcoholic beverages creates a health risk for the young people who drink them and their contents can cause death. Lawmakers want to take another step to reduce alcoholism among minors in the country. Read Article

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