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Most of Colombian gold is mined illegally: expert

Friday, August 5, 2016


The vast majority of gold in Colombia's mines is extracted illegally, according to one expert, underscoring the importance of this illegal economy as the country prepares for a new chapter in its criminal history.

88 percent of the 57 metric tons of gold that are mined each year in Colombia are produced illegally, the president of the Colombian Mining Association,) Santiago Ángel Urdinola, said.

Source: InSight Crime