Four more suspected Chinese illegal miners arrested in Ashanti region

Two of the seized excavators

The anti-illegal mining taskforce in Ghana – Operation Vanguard – has arrested four more Chinese nationals suspected of engaging in illegal mining activities.

The arrest was carried out last Friday, September 20, 2019 in the Adansi South District of the Ashanti region.

A locally manufactured pistol was also retrieved in the operation

The suspects, Zhou Jianxu, 55, Huang Qiang, 46, Li Si Va, 47, and Li Kon Fon, 45, have been handed over to the Regional Immigration office in Obuasi for further action.

In other operations two locals suspected of illegal mining were arrested in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality in the Western region. The suspects were handed over to Abosso Police for further action, Operation Vanguard noted.

The two local suspects

In the same operation, eight excavators, 12 water pumping machines, a locally manufactured pistol, military uniforms and a pair of boots were seized.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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