Paweł Wojtunik, former head of the Central Anticorruption Bureau, referred in “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24 to the report “Kamiński’s Man and the Great Smuggling”, which presents the story of Grzegorz P. and his connections with the ruling camp. He said it was “one of the brightest, most secretive careers in police history.” – Your report discovers something that Polish so-called sheriffs dream to discover, that is, it reveals a strictly mafia-like arrangement – he added, noting that “once again journalists are taking care of the Polish services.”
Reporters from TVN’s “Supervisor” have found the recording, which has been in the possession of Polish special services for several years. This is a transcript of a conversation in which a group of men discuss a plan to smuggle massive amounts of cigarettes into Europe. In this story, the name of an influential man associated with the power camp appears. It is about Grzegorz P., who years ago was directly responsible for the largest and most famous media operations of the CBA, then headed by Mariusz Kamiński.
Wojtunik: This is one of the most brilliant, mysterious careers in police history
Paweł Wojtunik, the head of the Central Anticorruption Bureau in 2009-2015, referred to this case in “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24. He said that at the time when he was the head of the CBA, he met Grzegorz P. personally, but he was not his subordinate, because he left this institution together with Mariusz Kamiński, the current head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration.
About Grzegorz P. he said that “it is certainly an example of one of the most brilliant and mysterious careers in the history of the police”.
Grzegorz P. was a policeman for years. He headed the headquarters in Serock, Pruszków and at the Central Railway Station in Warsaw. From the police station at the station, he went straight to the prime minister’s office as an advisor to Mariusz Kamiński, and later became the director of the operational and investigative board at the Central Anticorruption Bureau.
– Such careers do not happen in the police, it can often be said that they did not happen at all – added Wojtunik. – I think that behind this career are personal relationships with politicians, as well as with the promotion to PKP Cargo – he assessed.
As the guest of “Fakty po Faktach” continued, “it was never a secret that Mariusz Kamiński, paradoxically, when creating the CBA, built a certain kind of friendship”. – Because when the CBA was established, it was a little trotting and looking for various candidates in the police and in other services. In fact, they managed to find a few exceptional, good people, the rest of the recruitment was done on a pyramid basis: we’ll take you in, you find ten, let them find ten. And so a friend of a friend invited him to this institution – Wojtunik continued.
Wojtunik: the report discovers something that Polish so-called sheriffs dream to discover
When asked if he was surprised by what he saw in the reportage of “Supervisor”, he replied: – Yes and no.
– I know the scale of the irregularities that took place when Messrs. Kamiński, (Maciej – ed.) Wąsik, Grzegorz P. headed the CBA. – We were discovering stories so amazing and simply impossible that later we did not believe that what were rumors that we heard earlier turned out to be true – Wojtunik continued.
He added that he was however “terrified and shocked”. – Your report reveals something that Polish so-called sheriffs dream to discover, that is, it reveals a strictly mafia-like system – he noted.
– He discovers the operation of a non-organized, criminal, but purely mafia organization, because we are dealing here with a former high officer of the services (…), we are dealing with a huge smuggling, an international organization. Finally, we are dealing with a trusted person of the minister of internal affairs, the coordinator of secret services. Whether he is trusted now or not is another question. On the other hand, we are dealing with citing influence, because there is a proposal to settle an iron letter – pointed out Wojtunik.
– We are dealing with a mafia pattern discovered by journalists. Once again, journalists do the Polish services and discover such stories – added the TVN24 guest.
Main photo source: TVN supervisor