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Brazil fells massive Amazon Timber Fraud ring

Date : 6th June 2005, Source : ENS

BRASILIA, Brazil, June 6, 2005 (ENS) - The Brazilian Federal Police have cracked a rainforest timber fraud ring involving dozens of people in four states. At least 45 employees of the National Environment Protection Agency, or IBAMA, have been arrested, the ministries of Justice and Environment said today. Police have so far arrested 78 people suspected of involvement in timber extraction fraud and the arrest warrants are still being executed.

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