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2020.01.15 10:30

Authorities arrest assets of Klaipėda company involved in pollution scandal

BNS2020.01.15 10:30

Some of the assets of Grigeo Klaipėda, a cardboard producer that released untreated wastewater in the Curonian Lagoon, have been arrested, its managing director Tomas Ekinas confirmed to BNS.

“As far as I know, part of assets is subject to arrest,” he told BNS on Tuesday, without providing any more details.

When approached by BNS, Ignė Rotautaitė-Pukenė of Klaipėda Regional Prosecutor's Office said she could not comment. Prosecutors plan to provide more information during a press conference on Friday.

The vz.lt was the first to report on the arrest of Grigeo Klaipėda assets.

Gintautas Pangonis, the Grigeo group's CEO and major shareholder, could not say how the arrest would affect the company's operations.

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