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Five Cancun nightclubs have licenses revoked for violent criminal acts

Cancun, Q.R. — In the last two months, five alcohol licenses have been revoked at bars in Cancun after being involved in violent criminal acts.

Carlos Ortiz Álvarez of the government of Quintana Roo, explained that the five establishments had their alcohol licenses revoked after they were involved in violent acts, an offense that results in the automatic revocation of a liquor license.

“The Directorate of Alcohol issues the licenses, but it’s the Department of Inspection that notifies the establishment that their license has been revoked,” he explained.

Without naming names, he said that in the last 60 days, five establishments have been revoked in the municipality of Benito Juárez. “It has been in places where there has been a crime or bloodshed,” he said.

The new rule was implemented in April of this year by the government branch of the Secretaría de Finanzas y Planeación after the continued increase in shootings inside and outside of nightclubs.