Federal Police Conducts Operation in Eight States Against Illegal Logging in the Amazon

Brazil released last year its worst annual deforestation figures in a decade amid fears that the situation might worsen when avowedly anti-environmentalist Jair Bolsonaro takes power.

By Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday, the Federal Police, assisted by the Federal Public Prosecutor's Office, set off Operation Archimedes to dismantle the corruption scheme responsible for illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest.

A former IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources) superintendent was arrested during the operation.

Twenty-three arrest warrants, six temporary arrest warrants and 109 search and seizure orders were issued in the states of Amazonas . . .

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