Travel SAFE: Tainted Alcohol Death Toll Reaches 59 In Costa Rica

Travel SAFE: Tainted Alcohol Death Toll Reaches 59 In Costa Rica

Hot97 Staff
08/21/2019 12:00 AM EDT

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Is it safe to travel anymore?

Throughout the year, numerous reports of “mystery deaths” have occurred across seas in places like the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica.

Reported on Yahoo, a total of 59 people have died from tainted alcohol. “19 men and six women between the ages of 32 and 72 have died since June.”

The deaths have been a result of alcohol laced with methanol. The article also says, “the Ministry of Health said it had closed 10 establishments and seized more than 55,000 containers of alcohol it said were laced with methanol, colorless, poisonous alcohol found in antifreeze.” This was done as a way to create “bootleg” alcohol to ultimately make more money.

Some of the brands that were impacted include “Guaro Montano, Guaro Gran Apache, Aguardiente Estrella, Aguardiente Barón Rojo, Aguardiente Timbuka and Molotov Aguardiente. In addition to Guaro Chonete, Guaro Cuerazo, Guaro Sacheto, Red Star Brandy, Brandy Red Barnacle, Brandy Timbuka and Brandy Molotov.”

It’s unclear as of right now who is responsible for the fake deadly alcohol. The FBI is still investigating the “mysterious” deaths that happened in DR.

Here is your guide to travel safe!