Mexico police scour highways after PepsiCo truck torched

June 2, 2012 01:00

MORELIA, Mexico - Mexican police on Friday hunted assailants who set ablaze a delivery truck for PepsiCo's local snack food subsidiary in what appeared to be the latest attack against the firm by a drug cartel.

A series of attacks on trucks and warehouses belonging to PepsiCo's Sabritas brand started last weekend and are thought to be the first to directly target a global company during Mexico's bloody war on drug traffickers.

The truck carrying potato chips and snacks was ambushed Thursday evening as it made its delivery rounds in communities outside Morelia, the capital of the Western state of Michoacan, a police official said on Friday.

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