The Deadly Global War for Sand

Posted on Thu 02 April 2015 in Dispatches • Tagged with crime, geology, politics, war • 1 min read

Fascinating piece on both the legal and illegal sand trade, and the immense criminal industry that has grown up around the latter.

Today criminal gangs in an estimated 70 countries, from Jamaica to Nigeria, dredge up tons of the stuff every year to sell on the black market. Half the …

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