Multiple sawmills and logging machinery seized in the Rio Mequens Indigenous Territory

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October 8, 2020 - Rondônia, Brazil

The Federal Police carried out operations in the indigenous land of Rio Mequens in the municipality of Alto Alegre dos Parecis, Rondonia. Six tractors, four trucks, and several mobile sawmills were located. Lumber prepared for sale as well as logs destined for sawmills in the nearby towns were also found. Two men were arrested.

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Multiple sawmills and logging machinery seized in the Rio Mequens Indigenous Territory

Photo: Polícia Federal em Rondônia

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