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Phuket kidnappers ‘were Russian loan sharks’

Police pick up truck in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Police pick up truck in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photo: Love Krittaya.


PHUKET: Police are still not sure whether missing Russian expat Alexei Slabinskiy is still alive, but more details of the nightmare emerged this morning (March 21) at a meeting at Kamala police station.

Pol Maj Gen Witsanu Muangpraesri, Deputy Commissioner of Police Region 8, chaired the meeting, which heard that Mr Slabinskiy’s girlfriend, Yana Strizheus – who was found injured in the Blue Garden Resort & Spa, between Bangtao and Surin Beaches, last Saturday (March 15) – had told investigators that the kidnapping was related to money Mr Slabinskiy had failed to repay to loan sharks.

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Eakkapop Thongtub,
The Phuket News