In the past month, a group of miners have been caught smuggling in the minas pines, a rare gemstone prized by gold miners.
The minas tikva – minas pine – is a rare piece of gemstone that is often found in mines, but was not found until 2016, according to Minas Pikos, a mining company that owns the mine.
In 2017, the mines owner was fined for failing to secure the mines mines licence and it was also revealed that he was one of the miners involved in smuggling the gemstone.
In June, a court in Brazil ordered the mines boss to pay $12.5 million to the miner who had stolen the gem.
The mining company’s chief executive, Pedro Jairzinho, said that the mining company had taken action against three miners, but the group is still hiding the identity of the third.
“I am still very angry,” he said.
“The three miners were only in the area a month ago.
They were all caught by the local police.
We have to give them a chance to explain themselves.”
The mining companies chief executive said the group will be releasing a statement soon about the case.
The mines owner has been suspended by the mining ministry for one year after being arrested.
“He has committed many crimes and should not be allowed to continue to be employed in the mines,” the mining minister said.
He added that he will be calling the police if the mines owners actions are not reversed.
The Minis Pikos were also involved in another smuggling case earlier this month, when they were arrested after smuggling in another rare gem in the same region.
“When I saw this one, I was really scared,” said Maria, a Minis Pines miner.
“It is a shame that we can’t share with the public what we do.”