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Illegal mining chief in custody

Police in Colombia have arrested Eduardo Otoya, who is suspected of being one of the organisers of criminal mining in Antioquia, including the invasion by thousands of illegal miners at the Buritica project of Continental Gold.

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Police in Colombia have apprehended organised illegal mining leader, Eduardo Otoya

Continental produces about 6,000 ounces of gold per annum from a small mining operation at Buritica whilst it seeks an environmental permit to develop a large-scale underground mine that will produce