The Federal Police initiated an investigation with the objective of dismantling a criminal organization specialized in the extraction and illegal commerce of gold in the south of Pará state. According to the Federal Police, every year around a ton of illegally extracted gold leaves indigenous lands in the region.
The operation “Terra Desolata” targets illegal gold diggers who work in the Kayapó Indigenous Land. The names of those being investigated have not been publicized, but according to a report by G1, the 4th Federal Criminal Court of the Federal Court in Pará has issued 12 preventive detention orders and 62 search and seizure warrants. Besides Pará, there are warrants being served in Amazonas, Federal District, Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Roraima, Rondônia, São Paulo and Tocantins.
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