Peru Illegal Mining Photo Gallery

This Feb. 24, 2016 aerial view from a police helicopter shows a “tolba,” a rustic, sluice-like contraption layered with pieces of carpet to capture gold deposits from water sediment, during a government raid to destroy illegal gold mining operations in the deforested area known as La Pampa in Peru’s Madre de Dios region. This week’s raid was one of the biggest of more than 60 operations the government has launched since 2014 when wildcat mining was outlawed. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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