How to shop for groceries in Miami’s Mexican grocery store
A Mexican grocery chain has been shut down by a federal investigation after an undercover investigation uncovered “abusive behavior” by staff, according to a federal complaint filed Monday in federal court in Miami.
The complaint alleges that on Feb. 10, an employee in the store’s parking lot allegedly told another employee that “if he ever found out that my brother was working there, he was going to take him out,” according to the complaint.
The employee told the other employee that his brother “was a good kid, always trying to do the right thing,” the complaint said.
The manager allegedly told employees that he “was scared to tell anyone that the store was closed because of a complaint” and said “I just told him I had to stay home to protect my wife,” according the complaint, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Florida.
The store is located in the shopping center at the intersection of Biscayne Boulevard and Biscay Avenue.
The lawsuit, filed by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.A.E., alleges that the employee, who has not been identified, was working at the store in his spare time and was not paid.