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Brazil dismantles 'biggest destroyer' of Amazon rainforest

29 August 2014 Last updated at 04:22 BST

The authorities in Brazil say they have dismantled a criminal organisation they believe was the "biggest destroyer" of the Amazon rainforest.

The gang is accused of invading, burning and selling large areas of public land.

Laura Westbrook reports.

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