CocaCola Plant Director Killed in Russia

Coca-Cola Plant Director Killed in Russia

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

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