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Dominican Republic | Nearly 70 arrested for illegally felling trees in Los Haitises NP for charcoal

Over the past weekend, 69 Haitian illegal immigrants have been arrested by members of the National Environmental Protection Service (SENPA) for cutting trees in Los Haitises National Park, the largest Dominican protected area, to illegally produce coal for the Haitian market.

The arrest took place on denunciation during an operation led by Colonel Omar Gitte Mejía, Director General of the National Service for Environmental Protection. He said that the authorities had dismantled 12 coal kilns for the production of coal and seized 108 bags of coal close to be shipped to Haiti.


https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-27183-haiti-dr-69-haitians-arrested-for-cutting-trees-in-los-haitises-national-park.html

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