From Op VANGUARD Desk

Operation VANGUARD personnel have apprehended seven (7) Chinese nationals suspected of mining illegally in the Western Region, in a day-long patrol conducted in the evening of Monday, 26th August, 2019, in the general area of Aniamote, in the Wassa Akropong District.

The Chinese nationals, Li Jiaming, 45, Qin Weida, 45, Yang Rong, 37, Lixu Rong, 46, Lee Tong Lin, 23, Qin Weic, 41 and Bi Ming, 48, have been handed over to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), for further action.

At the time of their arrest, they had two locally manufactured rifles, a pump-action gun, together with some other equipment in their possession and an excavator they were operating, which was also seized and handed over to the IMCIM.

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