Sunday, September 24, 2017

Mexicali Baja California: Meth-laced soft drink triggers travel alert

Posted for Borderland Beat by Stevectpa from MexicoNewsDaily
One man died after drinking 7 Up contaminated with methamphetamine
United States citizens have already been warned about tainted alcohol in Mexico. This week, a soft
drink is the subject of a new warning.

Health professionals in Arizona issued the warning after one person died and as many as nine others became ill in Mexicali, Baja California, after drinking 7Up that was later found to contain methamphetamine.

José María Soto was admitted to a hospital in Mexicali last Sunday with nausea and stomach pain. He died shortly after.

His family said the symptoms had appeared after Soto drank 7Up from a two-liter bottle. A health official said Soto’s urine tested positive for methamphetamine.
Sofa drink containers are being used to smuggle drugs across the border, see video:

El Universal reported that all the victims had purchased the beverage at a store in the Mexicali Valley.

Authorities have since seized 77,000 containers of 7Up in various sizes and asked stores to suspend sales of the product.

The newspaper Reforma reported that it was not the first time methamphetamine had appeared in soft drinks in the region, and that authorities have suspected that the beverages are being used to smuggle the drug across the border into the United States.

A spokesman for the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, which distributes 7Up in the United States, told the Arizona Republic that none of its products had been contaminated.

A doctor with Banner Health, a health care service provider, warned travelers to be cautious. “It is important to check that the seal for any food and drink consumed is still intact and shows no signs of tampering,” said Daniel Brooks.

Some side effects of drinking contaminated sodas are burning of the esophagus and stomach, vomiting and a fast or irregular heartbeat, according to Banner Health.


The U.S. State Department issued an alert in July to warn travelers in Mexico about the possibility of tainted alcohol after many reports of people becoming ill at some all-inclusive resorts. One death has been reported.

38 comments:

  1. Now that's an ICE tea...

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  2. No to be cynical but it also could be that Soto was smoking meth. Of course, it's the test for the pop that counts.

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  3. Adding more fuel to the fire towards an embattled tourism industry in Mexico.
    Can only imagine the devastating impact (economically) for those who rely on tourists to make ends meet.
    Miss management on part of the logistics department of cartels? Or a sinister plot by some individual?
    That's the Millions of dollars question? Not a million dollar question!

    E42


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    1. I'm sure that's mismanagement on the cartel's part.The cat's out of the bag now,1 of their smuggling methods from this publicity but man what a way to die,not knowing what you drank and how much.Sounds gutwrenching hopefully the lights went out quick.

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    2. 12:29 the embattled tourism industry has never done anything for the mexican poor, far as i can see the owners of the "mexican tourism" can stick their industry where the sun don't shine, y que chinguen a su puta madre.

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    3. I think anyone taking a sip or a swallow of any beverage would know something is wrong!
      First reaction would tell you to spit out what was consumed.
      Then again comes the question of how much does one have to consume for a critical outcome?

      E42

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    4. Una Piedrita de 5 dolares en su cerveza, as a joke
      y un güey sentia que se moria,
      The perp got a cap size powder Loratadine dust to snort and it looked so pretty he could not help it, he was cryng like a little girl, "what did you give me sanababich!" for messing with the customers.

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    5. The Mexican Tourist industry........ya right. What about the actual Mexican people who are just as victimized by this or more so ?
      Mexicali isnt much of a tourist " destination" . What are they gonna do when little kids start dropping from drinking a soda.....geeeesh.
      "Investigation " looking into CDS shipping liquid meth in this manner.

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    6. 1:04; Its pretty apparent you've never traveled to a Mexican tourism spot or spoken with many of the people that work in tourism. If you actually took a moment to enlighten yourself instead of throwing shitty false comments against the wall you would see that tourism is very important for the poor in Mexico and that many working in the shops, selling on the beach, working in restaurants, hotels, etc. you would see that many travel on a bus for over an hour each way just to get to the job that they are very appreciative of, and that many have moved from areas where there was no economic outlet for employment. Do what my dad told me to do when I was 3, and think before you speak.

      Dwight

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  4. I swear this happened to me. It has got to be the worst feeling ever!

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  5. People use that for hang overs but 8n this case feel better with a sip or two lol that guy that died dranked from a 2 ltr bottle so he didn't make it... R.i.p

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  6. So what is a sofa drink!!! I know what a soft drinks is

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    1. A sofa drink is a drink you only drink on the sofa!

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    2. 2:32 tambien te la puedes poner de lavativa, con toy botella, de vidrio,

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  7. it wasnt laced 7 up it was pire liquid meth on 7 up bottles its the way they have been smuglling meth to Mexicali gor quite some time now. It will be interesting to watch what happens next in hermosillo and Mexicali

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    1. somebody fack up and mixed the batches,
      man he ganna pay with his ass.

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  8. Will 7up sales go up or down? I'm personally not into meth so i'll stay away from mexican bottled soda for a bit tho i love the real sugar vs the corn syrup in the US versions.

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    1. There are nubers and barcodes on the bottles, they will be tracked to the batch maker, the plant, the shift and the second the bottles got filled, even in mexico, unless "somebody' decides otherwise, the US may want to help, unless they have something to lose.

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  9. People are blaming cds for this mess, not looking good for chapitos

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    1. CDS are a bunch of lowlife parasites and the Chapitos are filthiest cockroaches.

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    2. EVERYBODY in the drug trade is a fuckin low life!

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    3. el pinchi cocinero hizo lo que El Cacaro, se le chispotio la carga por andar de caliente con la vieja de los hogaperros

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  10. What a deal.. a couple of pesos and you get meth !

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  11. Is this russian fake news? 😂🏁 some of this sh i t gets old. We wonder #wonder gang

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  12. The tacos are next!!

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  13. Cartels giving out Free samples

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  14. Love it only in Mexico

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  15. Yeeeeeeeaaaaaah! 7 Up! That'll get you jacked!

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  16. I hate 7up in my meth

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    1. Man, you can recycle your meth, drink about it,
      they say it is good to prevent cancer and athlete' foot.

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    2. LOL!!! U guys are too much!!

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    3. Pos a güebo, este año si se do la mota güena, de la que te hace reir de a deveras, no chingaderas paranoicas, sospecho que todo es una mentira.

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  17. Dude just wanted a diet 7up and got a die 7up 😭

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  18. I have a habit of not eating anything that is processed and packaged that comes from down there . If I get poisoned it will need to be a usa company .

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  19. This happen to me once i woke up crudo and had some 7up,the pain literary folded me in half lol

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  20. Of the 77,000 seized, I wonder how many else are affected.

    This number will be kept under wraps, of course.

    I also wonder how the hell something like this even happens?

    It sounds like batches left the factory like this and somehow one (or more) didn't make it to its destination, but instead ended up in liquor store fridge.

    Any other possible explanations?

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