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Brazil’s environmental agency attempted to cover up the helicopter torching

Brazil’s environmental agency attempted to cover up the helicopter torching

Brazil's environmental agency tried to cover up helicopter torching

Two helicopters belonging to the Brazilian environmental protection agency Ibama, were torched at a Manaus flying club in the northern state Amazonas in the early hours of Monday morning. Authorities suspect that the crime was committed in the Madeira River by illegal gold miners. More than 100 mining bars were seized by Ibama in the region at the end of last fiscal year.

Footage of one of the aircraft in flames circulated around Brazil’s leading media outlets, but that wasn’t Ibama’s plan. Sources close to Ibama’s agency confirm this. The Brazilian Report  that Ibama issued an order…

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