Operation Vanguard (OP VANGUARD), the anti-illegal mining Joint Task Force (JTF) consisting of the military and Police, continues to make inroads in the fight against illegal mining – popularly known as Galamsey – through operations being conducted from its Forward Operating Base (FOB), Western.

In an early morning move on Saturday, 9th March, 2019, simultaneous operations conducted by OP VANGUARD personnel within the Wassa Akropong Municipality and Amenfi East District in the Western Region, resulted in the arrest of two suspected illegal miners and the seizure of several mining equipment.

Additionally, two excavators were handed over to the IMCIM Task Force, following their seizure by the troops of the JTF.

Of the persons arrested, one was a Ghanaian and the other a Chinese, the expatriate handed over to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) Task Force whiles his Ghanaian accomplice was sent to the Akropong District Police.


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