In multiple patrols conducted by Op VANGUARD in the Western and Ashanti Regions, thirty-seven (37) suspected illegal miners have been apprehended.

Thirty (30) 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 and they are being held currently in Mpohor Police custody, with two (2) excavators seized from the site being also handed over to the Inter Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM).

At about 3:00AM of Wednesday, July 31st, 2019, seven (7) other suspected illegal miners were apprehended within the general area of Berkwai, whiles two (2) Chinese and one (1) Ivorian national, have also been handed over to the IMCIM.

The four (4) other suspects, confirmed to be locals, have been handed over to the Obuasi Police for further investigation.


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