French Guiana: soldiers are fighting against gold trafficking

In French Guiana, the impact of gold trafficking on the environment is so disastrous that the army has to intervene. Brut Nature followed soldiers on the ground. Episode 2 of our series of stories on the impact of gold in Guiana.

03/18/2019 4:48 PM


  • Lilian C.
    07/28/2019 13:29

    Separating mineral microparticles can be done by difference in static charge properties. For this you need to have dry dust and a static energy generator. Exposure of the dust flow to a static charge pushes different minerals differently, and that difference may be used to refine the product. No need in amalgamation method and it's devastating on environment and subsequently ourselves toxicity!

  • David H.
    07/19/2019 17:51

    so they stole everything in Africa and now they protect from "illegal" gold mining ROFL

  • Alan W.
    07/18/2019 22:07


  • Santiago M.
    07/18/2019 20:27

    Only big USA corporations are permitted to exploit the Americas polluting and corrupting everything and every country

  • Osei B.
    07/18/2019 12:53

    Why would a soldier fight people getting gold from the earth, and for whose benefits, gold belongs to anyone who finds it otherwise it is becoming absolute dictatorship and gold terrorism sponsored by governments and banks to keep its absolute monopoly over gold and deprive anyone from getting rich without paying tax and becoming slave to the financial system. The stupid part is that soldiers have been completely brainwashed that they are doing good work.

  • Arya M.
    07/18/2019 11:28

    how to stop locals get whats theirs.. lol

  • Greg N.
    07/18/2019 11:17

    Don't forget to go after the big gold mining companies....

  • Luyanda N.
    03/31/2019 09:25

    Think we are stupid. Now they car about Afrika

  • Nataram C.
    03/31/2019 06:30


  • واحید ا.
    03/30/2019 17:32

    بسیار عالی

  • Akbar K.
    03/30/2019 01:48

    You want us to believe they care about the environment and not the gold 😂

  • Adam C.
    03/30/2019 00:23

    They take bribes and walk away. No way do the police actually shut it down.

  • Sohair S.
    03/29/2019 19:12

    It is illegal for native people to take the Gold from their nature country but it It's very legal for foreign forces to take their gold and send it back to their countries what a coincidence

  • Rayiez B.
    03/27/2019 20:56

    And in my country just west of this we have some military personel used as security and tax collectors for illegal miners on behalf of the friends, family or allies to the government, what a shamefull contradiction😞

  • Ka Ï.
    03/26/2019 04:39

    quand c'est pour piller l'afrique ça parle "d'investigation" mais quand on touche à sa Guyane française ça parle "d'orpaillage illégal" quel ironie..

  • Ali İ.
    03/25/2019 06:04

    Nice pr but actually bs

  • Jane K.
    03/24/2019 13:30


  • Sohail S.
    03/24/2019 08:52

    & why u French r there ? again for Gold??

  • Ibrahem P.
    03/23/2019 13:59

  • Leconte C.
    03/23/2019 13:36

    Et le projet "montagne d'or" !! Ah celui là est "legal" pardon...

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