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Colombian army cracks down on illegal mining

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Colombia's armed forces have arrested 59 people in a major crackdown on illegal mining in the Amazon. Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon said they had dismantled an illegal financing network used by the Farc guerrilla group.

He said 63 sites near the border with Brazil and Venezuela - where gold, tungsten and cobalt were being mined - were raided.

Source: BBC