Ghana arrests 37 suspected illegal miners

File photo: Arrested illegal miners

Ghana’s anti-illegal mining taskforce Operation Vanguard have arrested 37 suspected illegal miners in the Western and Ashanti regions.

Thirty Ghanaian suspected illegal miners were arrested in the Western Region within the general area of Mpohor-Adum Banso in the Mpohor District on Tuesday, 30 July 2019.

The suspects are currently in Mpohor Police custody. Two excavators that were seized from the site have also been handed over to the IMCIM.

On Thursday seven other suspected illegal miners were apprehended within the general area of Berkwai. Two Chinese and an Ivorian national have been handed over to the Inter Ministerial Committee on illegal Mining. The four other suspects confirmed to be locals have been handed over to the Obuasi Police for further investigation.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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