Russian police arrested two people Wednesday suspected of murdering the director of a Coca-Cola (IW 1000/92) bottling plant in Saint-Petersburg who went missing last week.
A murder probe was opened after Dmitry Soshnev disappeared on Friday and investigators said in a statement that two men had been arrested and the victim's body found.
The men arranged a meeting with Soshnev Friday in a secluded area of the city and shot him from a "hand-made firearm," the Investigative Committee said.
They then "took possession of 150,000 rubles (US $2,740)and Soshnev's documents for his BMW car" which they wanted to sell, the statement alleged.
Earlier this week a spokeswoman for the drink giant's franchised bottler, Coca-Cola Hellenic, said colleagues became worried after Soshnev did not show up to work Tuesday morning.
Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2014