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Ecuador sends police, army to crack down on big illegal mine – Associated Press

Date: Jul 3, 2019

Ecuador’s government sent about 2,400 police officers and soldiers Tuesday to crack down on a major illegal gold mine that is dominated by heavily armed organized crime groups.

Interior and Police Minister MarĂ­a Paula Romo said the magnitude of the problem made the raid necessary. President Lenin Moreno declared a state of emergency in the region Monday.