MEXICO CITY – No driver was injured when four Coca-Cola trucks were set ablaze in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, bottler Coca-Cola FEMSA said Wednesday.
The drivers “were released immediately without any harm,” the world’s largest franchise bottler of Coca-Cola trademark beverages said in a brief statement on Tuesday’s incidents near Arcelia, Guerrero.
Four FEMSA trucks were waylaid and burned on several different roads in the Arcelia vicinity, the company said, adding that threats had been made against its delivery drivers in the area.
The attacks took place in the Tierra Caliente, a region straddling Michoacan, Guerrero and Mexico states that has been the scene of violent conflict among rival drug cartels.
An investigation is under way, the Guerrero state Attorney General’s Office said.