Mp IBAMA and trigger operation against illegal extraction of Amazon timber

Called Operation Archimedes, the action is the result of research started more than a month and has already resulted in the seizure of 444 containers of illegal timber.
18/01/2018 15h34 - Updated 18/01/2018 17h36
Photo: reproduction

Alex Rodrigues – Agency Brazil

federal police and tax the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) They unleashed today (18), In Manaus, a new operation against illegal logging in the Amazon forest.

Called Operation Archimedes, the action is the result of research started more than a month and has already resulted in the seizure of 444 containers of illegal timber, it would be sent to European traders, US and other states.

in a statement, PF reported that, They are arranged side by side, in line, the volume of material seized would be enough to cover a distance of 1.500 km, nearly the distance between Brasilia and Salvador.

The investigation started from an alert the IRS. Federal and tax police of Ibama identified fraud in Forest Origin Document (DOFs), which should certify the legality of the extraction and the origin of wood.

in a statement, PF explained that the timber seized by illegal documentation was extracted Roraima, Rondônia and Amazonas. Researchers try to identify the individuals and companies involved in the scheme, who will respond in accordance with the Law of Environmental Crimes and also by receiving stolen infringing material, crime under the Criminal Code.


*** If you are in favor of a totally free and impartial press, collaborate enjoying our page on Facebook and visiting often the AM POST.


Contact Terms of use