TOP BRAZIL GOLD EXPORTER LEAVES A TRAIL OF CRIMINAL PROBES AND ILLEGAL MINES

On 10 November, an article from Mongabay claimed that the company accounted for 10% of the country’s exports of the precious metal in 2019 and 2020, having purchased it from companies prosecuted for buying illegal gold with most of the illegal mines concentrated in Indigenous territories.  It is said that illegal mining generates $600,000 to $800,000 a year in Brazil, according to the Ministry of Mines and Energy estimates.

https://news.mongabay.com/2021/11/top-brazil-gold-exporter-leaves-a-trail-of-criminal-probes-and-illegal-mines/

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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