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Thieves target Coke again in Chilpancingo

5 trucks stolen since company resumed deliveries

No sooner did the supplier of Mexico’s most popular beverage get up and running again in the capital of Guerrero than its problems resumed.

Coca-Cola Femsa, an ongoing target for protesters linked to the Ayotzinapa movement, shut down operations in Chilpancingo just over three weeks ago after it decided operating conditions were unfavorable.

Those conditions have seen Coca-Cola trucks hijacked and looted on a continual basis since a protest movement formed in the wake of the murders of Ayotzinapa college students in Iguala and Cocula last September. Things took a turn for the worse when a company manager and his assistant were taken hostage in Chilpancingo last month and held for several hours.

Last week Femsa decided to resume deliveries on its 55 routes in the state capital.

Yesterday, three of its trucks were stolen by masked individuals, followed by two more today.

The president of the local branch of the business group Coparmex is hoping to see a meeting organized soon with military officials to design a security strategy.

Source: Milenio (sp)

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