From Vanguard Desk
Two (2) Chinese and six (6) Ghanaians suspected to be involved in illegal mining have been arrested in a separate swoop within Bekwai, Koniyaw, Subri and Edwinase, all in the Bekwai Municipality, by an Ashanti Forward Operating Base (FOB) patrol team of Operation Vanguard.
The team, led by Captain (Capt) AD Kabenla, on Sunday 12 January 2020, arrested Miss Jiang Hog, a 49 year old female and Wen Liang Yi, 52, Joseph Donkor, 30, Opoku Ntim, 42, Inusah Latif, 27, Acheampong Douglas, 25, Samuel Asomang, 52 and Joseph Ndalali, 35.
Items confiscated were; a Dodge SLT Pickup with registration number GT 2137-18, a Toyota Hilux Pickup with registration number AW 210-11, a Toyota Tacoma Pickup with registration number AS 7888-16, 78 BB Cartridges, 2 Excavator Gear Liver, an Excavator Control Board, an Inventor, 3 Digital Scales and a Car Washing Machine,
The patrol team also seized, a gold washing mat, 5 water hose, an Excavator starter, an Excavator fuse, 7 android phones, 4 water pumping machines and 3 heavy duty batteries.
The seized items were sent to FOB Ashanti storehouse as exhibits and the suspects handed over to the Obuasi Divisional Police Command for further investigation and possible prosecution.