They apprehend 13 people accused of carrying out illegal mining exploitation in the Madre de Dios river

They apprehend 13 people accused of carrying out illegal mining exploitation in the Madre de Dios river

December 16, 2022, 2:00 AM

December 16, 2022, 2:00 AM

Personnel from the Mining Administrative Jurisdictional Authority (AJAM) together with police officers, carried out an operation on Wednesday in the Madre de Dios River, in the department of Beni, where proceeded to the arrest of 13 people that carried out mining activities illegally, in an area declared as a fiscal reserve.

During the operation, the technicians confirmed the presence of vessels, including artisanal dredgers where people were doing mining work, who at the time of being consulted they could not prove their mining right over the area nor demonstrate authorizations to carry out works of exploitation of mineral resources.

The 13 people apprehended were taken to the offices of the Special Force to Fight Crime (Felcc) of Riberaltaso that once they issue their statement, justice defines their legal situation.

When this group of people reached the police facilities, the officials were surrounded by illegal miners from the Madre de Dios River.

“I want to get out of here. I want to get out of here! We are surrounded by miners who illegally exploit gold in the Madre de Dios River,” he said. Last night one of the technicians affected by the magazine ‘Nómadas’.

The representatives were detained for more than six hours. in Felcc. The workers demanded the release of 14 of their colleagues, who were discovered illegally exploiting gold.

had to intervene the institution of order so that the fact does not reach majors.

During the police intervention mercury and own supplies were seized of the mining activity. The AJAM announced that it will continue to carry out operational actions against illegal mining, having identified several sectors in which this activity is being carried out.

“People who are committing this crime are warned to cease these unauthorized jobs,” the statement said.

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