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Brazilian security forces seized 23.9 tons of illegally extracted minerals in the Amazon

The Brazilian government announced today that security forces seized 23.9 tons of minerals (cassiterite, gold, and mercury) and 36 airplanes, in addition to arresting 25 people in Operation Guardians of the Biome, carried out in indigenous lands against illegal mineral exploration.

According to the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, the operation, which took place between July 5 and August 7, was carried out in the Yanomami Indigenous Land, in the middle of the

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