200 Arrested in Raid on Latin American Wood Mafia

The World

An Interpol operation has led to the arrest of nearly 200 people in one of the biggest raids on suspected illegal timber operations ever undertaken in Latin America.

2,000 truckloads of wood were seized worth approximately $8 million.

Jeremy McDermott is with InSightCrime, a think tank to study of organized crime in the Americas.

He speaks with anchor Aaron Schachter about the growing eco-trafficking industry in Latin America.

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