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FANB dismantles 27 illegal mining camps in Parque Yapacana

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Members of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) located and dismantled a camp made up of 27 makeshift installations in the Yapacana National Parkin the state Amazonused for illegal mining practices, reported the head of the Strategic Operational Command (Ceofanb), Domingo Hernández Lárez.

Through his account on the social network Twitter, Hernández Lárez explained that this camp was found in the town “Caño Jabón”.

The improvised facilities found were made of wood and plastic and were used as a dormitory as well as warehouses for logistical materials to commit illegal mining practices.

“In the town called Caño Jabón, located at the geographic coordinates: 03°42’47.04″N / 66°47’29.52″W of the Yapacana National Park of the state Amazona camp made up of 27 improvised wooden and plastic facilities was located, used as dormitories and warehouses for logistic materials, being dismantled, evicted and destroyed for violation of the Venezuelan territorial legal system”, published the Chief of Ceofanb.

There are 6,737 evicted

The Chief of the Ceofanb recalled that after the actions taken by the FANB to date, 6,737 illegal miners have been voluntarily evicted through the Carida-Puerto Ayacucho security route.

“A number of 6,737 illegal miners have been evacuated since July 1 of this year through the safe route Carida – Puerto Ayacucho, taking into account due respect for human rights and the environment, in accordance with the 5th Historical Objective of the nation,” he said on the social network.

FANB deployed in national parks

Given the violation of the legal system in environmental matters by criminal groups that practice illegal mining, the FANB remains deployed in all national parks and forest reserves.

Hernández Lárez recalled that these actions are carried out “taking into account due respect for human rights and the environment, according to the 5th Historical Objective of the nation.”

The Chief of the Ceofanb reiterated that the Article 326 of the Bolivarian Constitution of Venezuela states that: “The security of the Nation is based on the co-responsibility between the State and civil society to comply with the principles of independence, democracy, equality, peace, freedom, justice, solidarity, environmental promotion and conservation and affirmation of human rights, as well as the progressive satisfaction of the individual and collective needs of Venezuelans, on the basis of sustainable and productive development with full coverage for the national community. The principle of co-responsibility is exercised on the economic, social, political, cultural, geographical, environmental and military spheres”.



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