Deadly bacteria found in cocktails at this famous tourist destination

Mojitos are a hard drink to mess up. Toss some limes, mint and sugar into a glass and muddle it up. Add a bit of rum and some club soda and you’re done.

But in Barcelona some street vendors have unwittingly added another ingredient to this classic summer cocktail: E. coli.

According to the Sun, police found street vendors storing some of their cocktail-making items under manhole covers.

And lab tests confirmed fears that e. Coli, a deadly bacteria attributed to fecal contamination, was in fact present on items stored in these less than hygienic conditions, including on ice and mint used to make mojitos.

Eighteen suspects from Romania, Pakistan and India were arrested as part of the investigation.

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