Brazil: 26 accused of participation in illegal mining operation; Five airplanes seized

26 people in Brazil were accused of involvement in an illegal mining scheme. According to, the mining activity took place in the indigenous Yanomami reserve. Seven of the accused individuals have not yet been found, but the search is ongoing. Five planes believed to transport miners to the site were seized during the operation. Six kilograms of gold found with one miner were seized. The suspects could be charged with counts of conspiracy, tax evasion, and environmental crimes. Read Article

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