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Over 1 million liters of illegally produced tequila seized in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Mexican health authorities seized over one million liters of tequila on Friday, which belongs to a production company in flagrant breach of health norms.

As the largest raid of health authorities over the last three years of the campaign "Together against Illegality," authorities have been working to reduce illegally produced drinks on the market.

A press release of the Health Ministry explained that an operation was conducted on the premises of the Tequila Embajador company in the western state of Jalisco.

All production of tequila was immediately suspended after the investigation found "sanitary conditions far below standards for production, as well as an inability to trace supplies and a lack of legal documentation."

The security included seizing 980,399 liters of tequila in tanks or unmarked bottles, 34,677 liters of finished products in labelled boxed, mainly from the El Embajador and El General brands, and around 55,000 liters at various stages of the production process.

The raid has seized 4,858,000 liters of illegally produced alcohol in total since the start of the campaign.

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