Guatemala: Investigation Reveals Rise in Illegal Jade Trafficking that eludes Mining and Environmental Controls

Date of Publication

2020 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Transnational Organized Crime

Keywords

Illegal mining, Guatemala, Transnational Organized Crime, TOC, Border Security in CENTAM

Description

On Oct. 1, Guatemalan police seized a container with 10 tons of unprocessed jade that had been extracted near Morales, one of the most important cities in Izabal, a coastal department in the east of the country. Police arrested four crew members of the truck carrying the ore, according to Prensa Libre.

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Guatemala: Investigation Reveals Rise in Illegal Jade Trafficking that eludes Mining and Environmental Controls

On Oct. 1, Guatemalan police seized a container with 10 tons of unprocessed jade that had been extracted near Morales, one of the most important cities in Izabal, a coastal department in the east of the country. Police arrested four crew members of the truck carrying the ore, according to Prensa Libre.