Counterfeit alcohol, sometimes containing jet fuel or embalming fluid, is a growing concern for tour

Updated: Aug 8, 2019

A man drinks whiskey from the bottle while in the sea at a beach in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic, May 17, 2010.

The FBI has reportedly taken samples of alcohol for testing, and the hotels where some tourists died have removed alcohol from the minibars in the hotel rooms. But the concerns are growing, and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on June 30, 2019, recommended that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should aid the ongoing investigation.