From Ops VANGUARD Desk
Some 42 suspected illegal miners have been apprehended in operations conducted at about 0230AM, on Friday, 27th September, 2019, by VANGUARD personnel in the general areas of Pankese and Apradan, in the Kwaebibirem Municipality, in the Eastern Region.
The suspects, made up of 29 locals and 16 foreigners -13 Nigeriens, 1 Bissau-Guinean, 1 Togolese and a Malian, have been processed and handed over to civil police and Immigration Service respectively.
Several miscellaneous equipment that were confiscated at the time of their arrest are currently being held in evidence pending the suspects’ prosecution.
In other operations conducted within the past week four (4) Chinese nationals, three (3) Burkinabe nationals and four (4) locals, were arrested in various operations conducted in the Ashanti and Central Regions.