Peru: Illegal Mining Business Leads to Further Crime

Posted on June 28, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Human Smuggling, Peru, Police/Military Activity

On June 25, 2013 Tuteve reported that the rise in Peru of illegal mining, which generates around $3 billion dollars a year, has been associated with up to 20 related crimes, according to a report by the High Commissioner, Enrique Álvarez. For example, illegal mining promotes money laundering, smuggling, drug trafficking and organized crime.

Álvarez explained that the illegal mining sector does not pay taxes, does not promote development and does not generate quality jobs. He went on to suggest the problem is not confined only to regions such as Madre de Dios and Puno, but has now extended to 24 regions of the country. Read Article

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