Four Chinese illegal miners have been arrested in the Western region of Ghana, task force officials announced.
The Operation Vanguard Joint Task Force rounded up the four in an operation conducted in Dominase-Nkwanta, in the Amenfi West District.
They found two pump action rifles, a side arm, live cartridges and personal effects with the illegal miners, Daily Mail GH can confirm.
The suspects, who were nabbed on Wednesday have been named as Zhun Yun Sheng, 31, Zhong Jun, 30, Wei Xui Wu, 29 and Liin Lital, 26.
Two excavators that were found at the site where they were arrested have been handed over to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM).
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Meanwhile, the Task Force in a separate operation two weeks ago arrested another Chinese and six locals suspected of mining illegally. Four excavators have been seized and six others immobilized.
A total of 170 Changfan machines were also destroyed within the same period, Task Force officials said.
Source: Daily Mail GH