Liberia: Ministry of Mines and Energy Inspects Illegal Mining Sites Southeastern Liberia

Maryland County — Mining Inspectors from the Ministry of Mines and Energy, currently carrying out operations against illicit and illegal Mining activities in Southeastern Liberia, have reported major progress in Barrobo District, Maryland County.

Team Lead, Adolphus Gleekia, Deputy Inspector-General for Mines, discovered that in order to evade taxes and continue defrauding Government of needed revenue, illicit Miners in Barrobo District buried and submerged essential equipment from Dredges they are illegally operating along the waterways.

According to the Head of Public Relations at the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Richard Manuba, the Mining Inspectors detected the syndicate and destroyed all of the hidden Dredge materials.

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