From Vanguard Desk
The Officer Commanding (OC), Operation Vanguard Ashanti Forward Operating Base (FOB) – Captain AD Kabenla, led a patrol team to arrest three Chinese Nationals; Li Fei Chin age 35, Qiang Zhong-Wu age 42 and Li Yanwong age 47, suspected to have indulged in illegal mining, within the general areas of Fahiakobo, in the Amansie Central District on Monday 06, January 2020.
The joint military-police Anti-Galamsey Taskforce team also retrieved 3 pump-action guns, 14 cartridges of AAA Rounds, 5 Gold detectors, 5 metal detectors, 14 handheld radio communication gadgets and 6 water pumping machines.
Other items seized were 3 car batteries, 2 large size waterholes, 1 excavator monitor, 1 excavator control board, 6 buckets of gear oil, a bucket of grease, tools box and 2 digital scales.
The seized items were sent to Ashanti FOB storehouse pending further investigation while the three Chinese citizens handed over to the Obuasi Divisional Police Command for investigation and prosecution.