Brazil Pursues Illegal Miners on Indigenous Land

Environment News Service: Federal Police officers from the states of Roraima, Rondônia, São Paulo, Amazonas, and Pará were marshaled Thursday to serve 313 warrants against people suspected of clandestine gold and gemstone mining on indigenous lands. The law enforcement operation is chiefly aimed at illegal mining in the Yanomami indigenous reserve in Roraima, reports the state-run Agencia Brasil. About 150 Federal Police are involved in serving the warrants, assisted by officers of the Brazilian Institute for the Environment......

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