Thursday 15th August, 2019
Accra, Aug.15, GNA - Twenty-seven suspected illegal
miners have been apprehended in an overnight operation within the Atiwa West
District of the Eastern Region by Operation Vanguard Personnel.
The suspects, all confirmed to be locals, were
operating within the general area of Abomosu.
This was contained in a statement issued to the
Ghana News Agency by Captain Andy Sowatey, Public Relations Officer of
The statement said nine other locals were also
arrested in the Birim North District within the general area of Apradan.
"All 36 suspects were handed over to the Afosu
local police for further action.
"Gold detecting machines and other
miscellaneous tools the miners were using in their operation are being held in
"A Chinese national suspecting of engaging in
illegal mining activities was also apprehended in the general area of Wassa
Kumasi in the Wassa Akropong District.
"He was handed over to Inter-Ministerial
Committee on Illegal Mining for further action", the statement said.