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Illegally mined gold from Colombia sold in US: report

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A sudden boom in illegal gold mining in Colombia is fuelling human trafficking and forced labour in and around mines loosely connected to paramilitary groups, drug traffickers and leftist guerrillas, according to Aljazeera.

In an in-depth report, the news outlet reveals that small-scale miners are being forced out at gunpoint or extorted to work for the armed groups that are taking over their operations.

Source: Mining