Illegal Miners apprehended in Birim North District of the Eastern Region of Ghana

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Illegal Miners apprehended in Birim North District of the Eastern Region of Ghana.

 Two Chinese Nationals was apprehended By the joint military-police task-force, Operation Vanguard.

Operation Vanguard is a task force set up to fight the illegal mining in the country.

This was revealed yesterday the 6th of June 2019 by the Public Relations Officer of Operation Vanguard, Captain Andy Sowatey.

Illegal Miners apprehended

In the statement released to Ghana News Agency, It states, The two Chinese Nationals arrested for illegal mining are Wan Zhi Dong, 49 and Shi Zhi Hai, 51.

They were apprehended and taken into custody with two excavators.

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The statement further said the two chinese Nationals were arrested with their accomplices, two locals in the Birim North District of the Eastern Region.

After their arrest, they were handed over to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining.

The two accomplices one Mr. Imoro Yankey, 42 and Mr. Kwadwo Apau, 41 were taken to Afosu Police Station pending further investigation.

The statement however revealed how Operation Vanguard has been performing the duty putting measures in place to flush illegal mining out

The statement further said five locals suspected of illegal mining were arrested in thePrestea Huni Valley District in the Western Region, and currently in Prestea District Police for further investigations.

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