16 members of alleged illegal wood trafficking network arrested in Madre de Dios

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August 25, 2020 - Madre de Dios, Peru

The High Complexity Crime Investigation Division (DIVIAC) of the Peruvian Police, arrested a former manager of the regional forestry department of Madre de Dios, along with other officials and police officers who were in charge of forest control posts. One timber trader was also arrested. The suspects are accused of being involved in the alleged illegal extraction, transport and commercialization of wood. Falsification of forest transport guides as well as evasion of control points were part of the modus operandi. The network allegedly operated in Madre de Dios since 2016.

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