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Colombia army raids illegal mines funding FARC rebels| Reuters

May 12, 2015    

BOGOTA Colombia's armed forces raided 63 illegal mines operated by leftist FARC guerrillas on Monday, blowing up machinery and arresting dozens, in an operation the defence minister said will deprive FARC of $9 million a month."Illegal mining generates illicit finances for illegal groups and destroys the environment," minister Juan Carlos Pinzon said after the raids. "We're talking about the heaviest blow to illegal and criminal mining in at least a decade."Illegal mining of gold, coltan, tungsten and other minerals has become a big source of income on top of extortion and ...

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