Peruvian Defense Minister Jorge Moscoso on Monday affirmed that
According to the official, this effort responds to a work strategy of the Armed Forces, National Police, and Public Ministry.
Likewise, the minister mentioned this effort will be complemented with the purchase of two radars that will be ready to operate in 2020.
Furthermore, he addressed the progress made on the combat against illegal mining
in Madre de Dios region, where crimes such as money laundering, human trafficking, and sexual exploitation, converge as well.
In this sense, the official informed the next steps —aimed at eradicating illegal mining
— consist of "working on the rehabilitation of this space with the Agriculture and Environment Ministries, and assess how we will rehabilitate the land."
Lastly, the Defense Ministry head indicated the budget for his sector in 2020 is around S/7.8 billion (US$2.35 billion).
"It is a figure slightly higher than this year's," he added.