A family vacation to Mexico ended in tragedy recently after a young woman died at an all-inclusive resort after reportedly being drugged.
According to other victims, several resorts in Mexico seem to be serving tainted alcohol to tourists, resulting in sexual assault, injuries and robbery.
Several tourists are now sharing their experiences after staying at Iberostar Hotel & Resorts' Paraiso del Mar and other resorts around Cancun and Playa del Carme. They suspect they were either drugged or the alcohol was tainted because hotels served cheap liquor to cut costs.
For one family, the injuries were deadly. 20-year-old Abbey Conner drowned at Paraiso del Mar just hours after arriving at the hotel. She and her older brother, Austin, were found facedown in the pool, unconscious.
Abbey was declared brain dead and, a few days later, was flown to Florida where she was taken off life support. Her brother survived and has no recollection of what happened.
One Wisconsin woman interviewed by the Journal Sentinel said she was assaulted while both she and her husband were unconscious. He woke up with a broken hand.
A 2015 report from Mexico's Tax Administration Service found that 43 percent of all the alcohol consumed in the nation is illegal, produced under unregulated circumstances, resulting in potentially dangerous concoctions.