800 logs of Samaúma, Cedro, Mogno, Itaúba, Assacu seized near Santo Antônio

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July 16, 2020 - Amazonas, Brazil

Residents of the Santo Antônio community in Manacapuru denounced the environmental crimes of illegal logging in the vicinity of the Manacapuru River. On inspection, at least 800 wood logs including the species Samaúma, Cedro, Mogno, Itaúba, and Assacu were seized by CPAMB. Another 50 cubic meters of Cedro and Mogno wood were also found inside a vessel. The person responsible for the material did not have a document of forest origin (DOF), mandatory for the control and transportation of products and by-products of native origin. The total volume is reportedly 2,000 cubic meters. There are unconfirmed reports that the logs originated in the Sustainable Development Reserves (RDS) of Piranha and Piagaçu-Purus. Three people were arrested and a sawmill was shut down.

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800 logs of Samaúma, Cedro, Mogno, Itaúba, Assacu seized near Santo Antônio

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