Illegal Gold Mining Site Raided in Riau


"Police raided an illegal gold mining site, confiscating 15 grams of gold."

Police raided an illegal gold mining site on the Singingi River in Kampar, Riau, on Thursday, confiscating 15 grams of gold.

Three men, residents of Padang Sidempuan, North Sumatra, were arrested in connection with the illegal operation.

Kampar Kiri Police chief Commander Julian Iskandar said the operation, which had been running for a week, had polluted the river with mercury.

Residents had also complained suffering from itching after bathing in the river.

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