From Vanguard Desk

The National Anti-Galamsey Task Force, Operation Vanguard Ashanti Forward Operating Base (FOB) in a recent patrols conducted within the general area of Bipotintin Community in Amansie Central District, have arrested 4 Chinese and 4 Ghanaians, alleged to have engaged in illegal mining.

On Friday 10th January 2020, the team arrested Meng Yunzhan age 48, Wei Giliang age 42, Li Fengji age 40 and Li Jining age 27 and the Ghanaians, Kwesi Addai 40 years, Tabril Bernard 24 years, Akogri Sermon 29 years and Moro Congo 18 years.

The patrol team also laid hold on a Lexus V8 with Registration Number GS 635-09, L200 Mitsubishi Pickup with registration number GE 1773-13, a Pistol, a Pump Action gun, 16 AAA Cartridges, and 34 pistol rounds.

A Chainsaw machine, a generator set, a gold washing mat, 5 bottles of mercury, a digital scale, 5 handheld Motorola communication sets, 5 mobile phones, an excavator monitor, an excavator control board, 3 gear livers and 7 heavy duty batteries were also seized.

The seized items were sent to Ashanti FOB storehouse while the suspects handed over to the Obuasi Divisional Police Command for further investigation and prosecution.

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