Pepsi plant in Mexico shuts down after gang threats

Last Updated: Jun 13 2018 19:39

Company bottling and distributing soda for PepsiCo in Mexico, Grupo Gepp, has shut its plant in the city of Ciudad Altamirano mentioning gang threats. 

The move comes less than three months after Pepsi's rival Coca-Cola Femsa also closed its plant there.

According to the workers, they had been threatened by organised crime gangs who demanded "protection money".

Earlier this year, the United States state department warned against travel to the region because of gang violence.