10 illegal sawmills closed near the Upper Rio Guamá Indigenous Land

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December 14, 2020 - Pará, Brazil

Authorities from SEMAS and other law enforcement agencies closed ten illegal sawmills operating around the Upper Rio Guamá Indigenous Land. The operation called Flora Vindicta launced on December 11. Thirteen search warrants were executed and four arrests were made. The sawmills were allegedly part of a network that shipped undocumented wood to northeast Pará from a clandestine port on the Rio Gurupi. Preventive arrest warrants were carried out in the municipalities of Mãe do Rio, Capanema and in sawmills in the municipality of Cachoeira do Piriá.

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10 illegal sawmills closed near the Upper Rio Guamá Indigenous Land

Photo: SEMAS-PA

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