A/R: Operation Vanguard arrests seven illegal miners in Amansie Central District


Operation Vanguard has arrested seven suspected illegal miners in the Amansie Central District of the Ashanti region.

The arrest which was effected at about 3:30 am on Monday comes on the back of a sudden change in tactics by the Joint Military/Police anti-galamsey taskforce in order to outwit galamseyers who have adopted nocturnal activities, to avoid the security patrols.

The suspects, who were between the ages of 17 and 36 years, were apprehended in an early dawn operation at Akatakyieso, a suburb which has gained notoriety for illegal mining in recent times and the culprits have since been handed over to the Obuasi Central Police Station for further investigations.

The illegal miners are not only degrading the environment by their activities, but they are also resorting to the use of dynamite, posing a safety hazard not only to themselves but also to the Vanguard personnel tasked with halting their activities.

Illegal mining sites are close to towns and villages which support their criminal activities, thus a call by the taskforce to traditional, religious and opinion leaders, together with other key stakeholders, to lead in the fight against illegal mining which is seriously destroying the environment.

Just as the citizenry is becoming alert in the fight against recent spates of abductions in the country, Operation Vanguard also called on every citizen who knows where illegal miners operate, to make an effort to alert the Vanguard team who remain resolute in the realization of its mandate and will continue to conduct its operations as such.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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