Slawomir Nowak, who headed Ukraine’s State Roads Agency (Ukravtodor) from 2016 to 2019, has been detained in Gdansk (Poland) by officers from the local branch of Poland’s Central Anti-Corruption Bureau, the CFTS portal reports, citing the Novoye Vremya newspaper.

According to Poland’s Central Anti-Corruption Bureau, three people were detained on suspicion of operating as members of an organized criminal gang. The former commander of the GROM military unit No. 2305, Dariusz Zawadka, and Gdansk-based businessman Jacek P. are the two other detainees.

The detainees will be taken to the prosecutor's office, where they will be charged. The relevant investigation involves corruption and the operations of an organized criminal gang.

The investigation is being conducted jointly by the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau of Poland, the District Prosecutor's Office in Warsaw, the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine, and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine.

As reported earlier, Nowak headed Ukravtodor from October 2016 to October 1, 2019.

Nowak was Poland’s Minister of Transport from 2011 to 2013. Nowak was previously involved in a scandal over an undeclared wristwatch worth USD 3,500 in Poland. Polish law enforcement officers summoned him for questioning in 2017 in connection with the operations of the Amber Gold financial pyramid, which illegally operated in Gdansk from 2009 to 2012.