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Czech police have arrested a man suspected of threatening to poison Pepsi and Cadbury Schweppes with the salmonella bacteria.

Police say that a 50-year-old man has been arrested after a letter was sent to a senior executive at General Bottlers Ltd., threatening that unless a payment of $160,000 was made, he would poison its products in the Czech Republic.

The suspect who used a fake name allegedly sent two more threatening letters to General Bottlers, which bottles Pepsi, Cadbury Schweppes, Toma Fruit Juice and Toma Carbonated Drinks demanding a sum of $1m.

A spokesman for Pepsi told just-drinks.com: "At no time were Pepsi products at risk."

CTK Business News reported that the suspect, a businessman from Kralupy nad Vltavou, central Bohemia has since been charged with extortion.


Companies: PepsiCo, Cadbury

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