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Prospectors caught on illegal gold mining in Yakutia

Prospectors caught on illegal gold mining in Yakutia
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Prospectors of one of the cooperatives of the Neryungrinsky district of Yakutia caught on illegal gold mining. According to the regional FSB department, an unaccounted precious metal weighs three kilograms and costs at least nine million rubles.

According to the press service of the department, the artel had a license to use subsoil in the territory of the district, however, its employees performed the excavation and flushing of soils outside the scope of the permit. They were planning to sell illegally mined natural loose bulk gold through a refinery.

A criminal case has been instituted on this fact. It is known that all seized precious metal will be transferred to state ownership.

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