Twenty-seven (27) suspected illegal miners were apprehended in an overnight operation within the Atiwa West District of the Eastern Region at about 2:00AM on Sunday, 11th August, 2019, with the suspects, all confirmed to be locals, operating within the general area of Abomosu.

Just a day earlier, nine (9) other locals were arrested in the Birim North District within the general area of Apradan.

All 36 suspects were handed over to the Afosu local police for further action, whiles gold detecting machines and other miscellaneous tools the miners were using in their operation are being held in evidence.
Other Operations

A Chinese national, suspected of engaging in illegal mining activities, was also apprehended in the general area of Wassa Kumasi, in the Wassa Akropong District and was handed over to the Inter Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) for further action.


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