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General News of Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Source: My News GH

Operation Vanguard arrests 7 Chinese illegal miners in Western Region

Seven (7) Chinese illegal miners on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, were arrested by Operation Vanguard in the Western Region has confirmed.

The team tasked by the government to end activities of illegal miners in the country, we understand acted on intelligence and apprehended all seven who without recourse to the ban were engaging in mining activities.

According to reports available to, the patrol team started Monday evening in the general area of Aniamote in the Wassa Akropong District were the suspects were arrested.

The names of the arrested suspects have been provided as Li Jiaming 45, Qin Weida 45, Yang Rong 37, Lixu Rong 46, Lee Tong Lin 23, Qin Weic 41 and Bi Ming 48.

The suspects are now with the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) for further action.

At the time of their arrest, they had two locally manufactured rifles, a pump action gun together with some other equipment in their possession.

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