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Polish anticorruption squad detains five over World Youth Days contract

PR dla Zagranicy
Paweł Kononczuk 02.03.2017 15:00
Central Anticorruption Bureau (CBA) officers have detained five people in connection with the organization of World Youth Days in Poland last year.
Photo: cba.gov.plPhoto: cba.gov.pl

Investigators are probing a contract between Poland's state-owned railway company PKP and a Warsaw business. The PLN 1.9 million (EUR 440,000) deal is suspected to have caused the rail firm losses.

The agreement concerned anti-terrorism measures at rail stations to cut the risk of a bomb attack as the country prepared to host throngs of pilgrims during World Youth Days with Pope Francis.

World Youth Days were held in Kraków, southern Poland, in July 2016. It was one of the largest religious gatherings in the world, drawing more than a million people from around the globe.

CBA spokesman Temistokles Brodowski said that among the five detained were a PKP official in charge of security and an officer from the Government Protection Bureau (BOR).


Source: IAR/PAP

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