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Jun 1, 2012 8:57 PM by Joe Bevans

Drug cartel burns snack company trucks

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Police in southern Mexico say assailants have burned another delivery truck of a PepsiCo-owned Mexican snack company, hours after a drug cartel claimed responsibility for last week's arson attacks against the company. A crime report by police in Michoacan state says a truck belonging to the Sabritas snack company was torched with gasoline bombs on a rural highway late Thursday. The attackers fled the scene. Earlier Thursday, the cult-like Knights Templar drug cartel hung banners in one Michoacan city claiming credit for firebombing five Sabritas distribution centers last week. Dozens of trucks were burned in those attacks. The banners accused Sabritas of allowing law-enforcement agents to use its trucks for transport and surveillance.

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