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Colombia moves forward against illegal mining

Friday, January 10, 2014

Colombia’s Minister of Defense for Policy and International Affairs, Jorge Enrique Bedoya said the country has made significant progress towards including illegal mining in the list of international crimes.

The Andean Community of Nations agreed to apply a set of measures to combat the illicit activity.

Two weeks ago, Colombia revealed it was planning a raid to seize and close a major illegal tungsten mine run by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, which is said to have supplied top multinational companies, including BMW, Volkswagen, Samsung and Apple.

Source: Mining