An 18-year-old Ukrainian named Oleg Zheinov was assaulted and kidnaped by four expats who impersonated Interpol agents.
A 16-second video that went viral on social media showed four expats who were impersonating Interpol agents. They brutally assaulted and kidnapped Oleg from a villa in North Kuta on Wednesday afternoon (2/2), then released him on the streets in Tabanan after several hours of captivity. They took his cellphone and personal documents, among other valuable items.
According to witnesses, the incident occurred when Oleg went to the villa of another Ukrainian named Volodymyr Kaminsky (aged 30) in Tibubeneng, North Kuta on Wednesday with a local man named Cenly Elounora Musa Lalenoh (aged 25).
Oleg accused Volodymyr of losing the motorbike they rented from Cenly. However, Volodymyr did not want to take responsibility. He even accused Cenly, the owner of the motorbike, of stealing the motorbike to extort him.
Volodymyr called his friends for assistance, and four men impersonating Interpol agents came with a car that had no license plate. They assaulted Oleg in public before dragging him into the car and kidnapping him.
“Oleg was held for two hours around the Kediri area in Tabanan. The kidnappers forced him to give them his cellphone and the password to his bank account before finally letting him go,” said a source. Oleg filed a report to the North Kuta police department.
The Head of North Kuta Criminal Investigation Bureau, Iptu I Made Purwantara, confirmed that he had received a report from the victim. An investigation is still underway.
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