At the end of May, the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI) of the French Foreign Legion was participating in Operation Morpho in French Guiana, an overseas region of France on the north Atlantic coast of South America. where the 3e REI is based.
A week ago, fifty legionnaires of the 3e REI and thirty men of Gendarmerie (French police) finished its Operation Morpho in the Saint Élie region in the center of Guiana. The operation is part of Operation Harpie, which is aimed against illegal gold-digger’s camps being located in the most inaccessible part of rainforest. During ten days of the operation, one hundred of shacks, four motors, four generators, some pumps, 300 kilos of food and other equipment of illegal gold-diggers were destroyed, gold and weapons impounded.
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