#Illegal Mining

More Regulations Proposed to ‘Streamline’ Mining Sector in Kazakhstan

Authorities need to expand the regulatory framework for cryptocurrency miners, a member of the parliament in Kazakhstan has suggested. The additional rules should streamline their activities and help correct the forming public opinion that they are responsible for the country’s electricity deficit. Crypto Mining in Kazakhstan Needs Additional Regulations, Lawmaker...
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Mining pit victims identified

Seven out of the 10 persons who were reportedly killed after a mining pit collapsed on Wednesday evening at Wassa Esikuma near Wassa Nkran in the Prestea Huni Valley Municipality of the Western Region, have been identified. The seven have been identified by the police as Kwasi Odum, 25; Kobby...
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Ghana on high alert against terrorism, other crimes – National Security Advisor

Ghana’s National Security Advisor, Brig-General (Rtd.) Emmanuel Okyere, says adequate measures have been put in place to deal with possible terror attacks in Ghana. Brig-General (rtd) Emmanuel Okyere maintains that recent terrorist attacks in neighboring West African countries have prompted the government to put measures in place. The National Security...

Blacklist illegal miners in Goa: Green NGOs write to Centre | Latest News India

A bunch of environmental NGOs together with the Goa Foundation, Common Cause, Mineral Inheritors Rights’ Association and others have written to the Union authorities searching for to blacklist these concerned in ‘illegal mining’ from collaborating in auctions and people offences be handled at par with offences below different financial legal guidelines reminiscent of FERA.

Brazil: Hundreds of illegal miners invade the Brazilian Amazon | International

Only two weeks have passed since Brazil pledged to adopt measures to protect the environment during the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26). The scenario seen in the country, however, is very different from the image of concern for the environment that the federal government tried to sell to the great powers. On Thursday, the images of hundreds of rafts unhindered undermining the bed of one of the most important rivers in the Amazon took over social networks. “It is a crime that happens in broad daylight, openly,” says Danicley Aguiar, spokesman for Greenpeace’s Amazon campaign, which flew over the region to investigate the environmental crime complaint.

FinCEN Issues Notice on Environmental Crimes and Illicit Financial Activity

Global environmental crime—the third largest illicit activity in the world, according to a report by the FATF—is estimated to generate hundreds of billions in illicit proceeds annually. This criminal activity harms human health, the climate, and natural resources. To help address the threat presented by environmental crimes, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an environmental crimes and associated illicit financial activity notice (Notice) on November 18, 2021. The FinCEN Notice states that environmental crime and related illicit financial activity are associated strongly with corruption and transnational criminal organizations, both of which FinCEN has identified as national anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) priorities for financial institutions to detect and report.

The invasion of the ‘garimpo’: 300 illegal mining rafts are installed in a river in the Brazilian Amazon in search of gold

Greenpeace denounces that the situation “is out of control” and that the slowness of the authorities in reacting shows the fragility of the control in the area. It started with the rumor that there was gold in the Madeira river, one of the main rivers in the Brazilian Amazon, and for 15 days hundreds of dredging boats with ‘garimpeiros (illegal miners)’ have invaded a traditional community, which has ignited the alarms of the environmental protection bodies.

Galamsey pit collapse: MCE calls for permanent military post

The Municipal Chief Executive for Prestea Huni-Valley in the Western Region, Dr. Isaac Dasmani, has called for permanent establishment of the Rapid Response Taskforce and the government’s anti-illegal mining taskforce, Operation Halt Galamsey in the municipality. The MCE said the Municipality is so large that the ad hoc nature of...

CBI issues lookout notice against jailed ex-MP Atiq Ahmed’s son

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has issued a lookout notice against Mohammad Umar, son of former Lok Sabha MP Atiq Ahmad, over his alleged involvement in a kidnapping case, sources said here on Sunday. Umar is accused of extorting money and assaulting a real...

Hundreds Of Dredging Rafts Illegally Mining For Gold On The Madeira River

AUTAZES, Brazil, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Hundreds of dredging rafts operated by illegal miners have gathered in a gold rush on the Madeira River, a major tributary of the Amazon, floating hundreds of miles as state and federal authorities dispute who is responsible for stopping them. The flotilla of rafts...

Hundreds of illegal miners search for gold in a major tributary of the Amazon River

The Federal Public Ministry (MPF) called for the adoption of a coordinated emergency action to suppress and dismantle illegal mining in the Madeira riverbed. Hundreds of illegal miners from Brazil have been crowding their boats for two days on the Madeira River, an important tributary of the Amazon River located in the state of the same name, with a single objective: to obtain the gold that, they say, is abundant in the area.