GDF says 26 dredges found in Kaieteur National Park

-cites indiscriminate use of pollutants by illegal miners

After days of questions about its role in the Kaieteur National Park (KNP) and the detention of a journalist, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) yesterday issued a statement saying that 26 dredges had been found in the protected area and it said it is constitutionally obligated to support the maintenance of law and order.

“The Guyana Defence Force wishes to make it pellucid that it is committed to supporting the efforts of the Protected Areas Commission and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) in their efforts to purge the Kaieteur National Park of illegal mining

“The recent Joint Services Exercise, Operation Midas, revealed the extent of the environmental degradation plaguing the Park due to widespread illegal mining activities occurring within the …to continue reading this article, please subscribe.  Already a subscriber ? Sign In

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