"How A Billion-Dollar Gold Racket Wrecks The Jungle, Enriches Narcos"

"Juan Pablo Granda stepped into a small office in a middle-class neighborhood in the permanently foggy city of Lima, Perú, on February 18, 2013.

The lights were off.

He couldn’t see.

As his eyes adjusted to the darkness, Granda began to make out menacing shapes: two men, short and squat, with handguns strapped to their hips. Behind them, their boss sat at a desk. A single-barreled shotgun leaned against the wall."

Jay Weaver, Nicholas Nehamas, Jim Wyss, and Kyra Gurney report for the Miami Herald/McClatchy February 25, 2021.

Source: McClatchy, 02/26/2021