Published: Tuesday 31 October 1995

The Brazil government green watchdog Jhama is all set to haul up nvironmental offenders. In an agressive move to end its ofic financial problems pt people to observe ugunental laws, lhama loonched Operation &F. The aim is to clear Me becidog of cases collect unpaid fines, which anuount to around 0f $441 million.

In the last 2 months, Jhama offices around Brazil Have zeroed in on 115,000 dwugh the organisation a bdicres the total 11 be I WOO. Of these 0 adhoiders will have to eut fines worth us $88 too - only a tenth of had been collected. Ibama sources say that poicy hopes to recoup woomieder by the end of the year.

Fog the fin of environmental id crimes in Brazil are illegal history, use of so a fuel by industries domping of toxic substance and illegal mining.

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