Illegal Mining in Valley of Shakhkuli River: State Incurred Damage of Over 327 Million AMD

Illegal Mining in Valley of Shakhkuli River: State Incurred Damage of Over 327 Million AMD

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Factual data have been obtained that Vardenis resident carried out illegal mining in the community-owned valley of Shakhkuli River in June-November in 2017.
 
Around 68,200 cubic meters of mountain mass had been dug out along 1.1 km where the mountain mass containing dispersive gold made up 28,200 cubic meters, while gold made up 18.46 kg.
 
As a result, essential damage had been caused to the soil, natural resources therein and the environment, consequently, the damage caused to the state made up 327,517,320 AMD under expert assessment conclusion.
 
With the combination of the obtained evidence, Vardenis resident was charged with Article 291 (2) of RA Criminal Code, as RA Criminal Committee informs.

 

19:04 January 16, 2019


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