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Krzysztof K., former president of Nitro-Chem, detained by the CBA

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The CBA agents detained Krzysztof K., former president of the Nitro-Chem plant, one of the world’s largest producers of TNT and one of NATO’s key suppliers. He heard, among others allegation of participation in an organized criminal group – the tvn24.pl portal found out. In the past, the nomination of K. for the position of president of Nitro-Chem aroused controversy, as he was intensely active in politics.

Robert Sosik from the press office confirmed the arrests of people associated with the functioning of the Bydgoszcz armaments plant CBA. – The investigation is confidential, I cannot comment on our actions. I can only confirm that last week we carried out intensive activities for three days – he said.

Apart from Krzysztof K., at least two other people were detained. Following the announcement of the charges, the prosecutor did not request the court to arrest them.

According to our information, the investigation is supervised by the 8th Department for Military Affairs of the District Prosecutor’s Office in Warsaw. Until the publication of this material, we have not received confirmation from the prosecutor’s office.

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Krzysztof K. himself became the president of Nitro-Chem in the spring of 2017. From the beginning, his nomination aroused controversy: he was intensely active in politics, representing, among others, Solidarna Polska, and later Poland Together by Jarosław Gowin.

However, he was most closely associated with Bartosz Kownacki, Deputy Minister of National Defense under Antoni Macierewicz. Before taking the helm of the armaments plant – as he described it – he dealt with “service and trade in baking and confectionery machines and accessories, corals, fish and marine invertebrates”.

K. became the president of Nitro-Chem in April 2017 and lost his function in July 2020, but initially remained on the board as vice president. He is a member of the board of the Military Armaments Works.

Main photo source: Marcin Bielecki/PAP

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