Illegal miners hiding behind licensed small scale miners to operate – Operation Vanguard
Operation Vanguard, a joint military-police taskforce fighting illegal mining on Wednesday arrested two Chinese and their two local accomplices suspected of mining illegally in the Birim North District of the Eastern Region.
The two Chinese nationals, Wan Zhi Dong, 49 and Shi Zhi Hai, 51, have been handed over to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining together with two excavators following their arrests.
This was contained in a statement issued to the Ghana News Agency by Captain Andy Sowatey, Public Relations Officer of Operation Vanguard.
The statement said the two locals, Imoro Yankey, 42 and Kwadwo Apau, 41, are currently in police custody at the Afosu Police Station pending further investigations.