IN PHOTOS AND VIDEO: Operation against illegal mining left 15 captured


Those captured were sent to jail. / PHOTO: AIR FORCE.

In the village of Llano Gordo in the municipality of Dabeiba, West of Antioquia, the authorities discovered a gigantic complex of illegal gold mining in the tunnel mode.

/ PHOTO: FORCE AREA.

The specialized director against Human Rights Violations, Deicy Jaramillo Rivera, announced that several rustic structures were found on the site, which were equipped with mills, tanks, shredders, among others, with which they allegedly separated the gold with the help of chemicals such as zinc and sodium cyanide.

/ PHOTO: FORCE AREA.

Later, the liquids were dumped into the Quiparadó river and other nearby streams, generating great environmental damage. The authorities also identified in the area the accelerated loss of the topsoil and subsoil in about 6 hectares.


There were captures

During the operation, advanced by men from the Police, the Air Force, the Army and the Prosecutor’s Office, 15 people were captured for the crimes of illicit exploitation of mining deposits, damage to natural resources and environmental contamination due to exploitation of mining deposits.

/ PHOTO: FORCE AREA.

Equally they seized 17 engines, 2 kilos of ampho-type explosives and 4 kilos of gunpowder, which were destroyed in a controlled manner.

/ VIDEO: PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE.

As for those captured, they were presented before a judge of the republic for prosecution. The people accepted the charges brought by the accusing body and were sent to jail.

/ PHOTO: FORCE AREA.

The Prosecutor’s Office also reported that the operation generated a affectation of about 3 billion pesos a month to the finances of the Gulf Clan, in charge of the demand for money for the operation of the board and the exit of the gold.

/ PHOTO: FORCE AREA.
/ PHOTO: FORCE AREA.

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