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Illegal gold miners fined $242,000

14 May 2014 | 11:06:39 AM

The Tuyen Quang Province Department of Natural Resources and Environment issued a decision yesterday to fine five people for illegally exploiting gold in the Lo River.

This is the largest case of gold exploitation along the Lo River that authorities have so far addressed.— Photo Quang Dan

All residents of Tuyen Quang Province, they were fined more than VND5.1 billion (over $242,000) for using dredgers and digging tools to exploit gold in the part of the river running through Vinh Loi Commune. Five dredgers will also be confiscated.

This is the largest case of gold exploitation along the Lo River that authorities have so far addressed.

Source: VNS

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