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Ukrainian held on B1 million ransom by 'Pattaya Immigration Police'

Ukrainian held on B1 million ransom by 'Pattaya Immigration Police'

PATTAYA: On Wednesday night, a 30 year old Ukrainian made his way to Dongtan Police Station on Jomtien Beach in Pattaya and claimed he was able to escape from a group of men who claimed they were Pattaya Immigration Police Officers who would only release him in exchange for B1 Million cash.

By Pattaya One

Saturday 28 September 2013, 11:51AM

Mr. Sasha reported the incident to Police and revealed how a fellow Ukrainian had contacted him regarding the sale of his Honda PCX motorbike.

He was told to take the bike to Jomtien Beach in front of the Welcome Jomtien Hotel where someone would come to inspect the bike with a view of purchasing the vehicle if it was in good condition.

Mr. Sasha waited for a time and was about to leave after no one came to inspect the bike.

Suddenly a Honda City Car arrived and a group of Thai men emerged from the vehicle and claimed they were Immigration officers and Mr. Sasha was ordered into the car.

While inside the car, he was told that he would be held by the men until 1 Million Baht was paid to them.


Mr. Sasha came up with a story that he would meet his friend at the Ambassador City Hotel in Na-Jomtien where he would collect the money.

The men agreed to take Mr. Sasha to the hotel. When there, Mr. Sasha made-good his escape after a fight with the men who were determined to keep hold of their captive.

Members of the public took Mr. Sasha to the Police Station where officers examined CCTV footage from the area.

Police claim they know who was responsible for the kidnapping and arrest warrants for them have now been issued.

They suspect a Ukrainian gang planned the crime which is currently under investigation by Police who expect to make an arrest soon .

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