Security actions in the Yanomami Indigenous Land completed a month and included the dismantling of prospector camps.| Photo: Leo Otero/MPI

At least 200 illegal camps for miners were dismantled by security forces during the month of Operation Liberation in the Yanomami Indigenous Land, in Roraima, according to a report released this Tuesday (14) by the Federal Police.

Until March 10, the security forces also seized 27 tons of cassiterite, 11,400 liters of fuel, 84 ferries and vessels, two aircraft, 172 engines and power generators, equipment such as machinery for extracting minerals , chainsaw, mercury, satellite internet modems, cell phones, a ton of food, as well as weapons and ammunition.

In addition to Operation Liberation, the Nau dos Quintos, Avis Aurea and BAL operations, with more than 40 investigative procedures related to illegal mining in the region that resulted in the judicial blockade of BRL 65 million, according to the PF.

The operations were triggered after the revelation of the humanitarian crisis experienced by the Yanomami peoples in the region, and gave rise to the creation of the Directorate for the Environment and the Amazon of the Federal Police. Participating in the work with the PF were Ibama, the Armed Forces, the National Public Security Force, Funai and the Federal Highway Police (PRF).