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Interpol cracks down on illegal logging in Central and South America: 200 arrested

Wednesday, February 20th 2013 - 05:26 UTC
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Interpol has announced that it arrested nearly 200 people in a wide-ranging international operation against illegal logging and the trafficking of timber. The three-month effort spanned 12 Central and South American countries, and 8 million dollars worth of timber was seized. Read full article

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  • GeoffWard2

    The trick is to keep the logs growing upright, not to take them horizontal to court as evidence.

    Interpol is going up against some of the biggest landowners and logging-kings in the still-forested regions ob the American southern continent.
    Many have vast fortunes and small armies, just like the drug barons ... and in many regions they are one and the same people.

    Is Interpol going after these 'big beasts',
    or just the squaddies with the chainsaws?

    Feb 20th, 2013 - 08:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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