Illegal mining by Drug Smuggling Groups in Colombia

in Environmental Threats

Up to 30 percent of Colombia’s total mining industry is estimated to be controlled by drug smuggling organizations.

It was previously reported that guerrilla group FARC generates up to $1 Million a month from illegal mining activities.

Source: Adam Siegel, “Latin America’s gold diggers,” Foreign Policy, The Call Blog, July 17, 2012.

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