Two Chinese arrested for doing Galamsey

In an action by the Wassa East District Security Council, two Chinese nationals accused of illicit small-scale mining on the Pra River were apprehended.

The mission, which included staff from the Ghana Police Service and the military, took place in the same district of Atieku.

The two Chinese were said to be illegally mining in the Pra River.

Eight of the ten Chinese illegal miners on the site left as soon as they saw the squad, leaving just two behind who were later captured.

At their location along the river, illicit mining machinery such as washing machines, engines, and other items were discovered.

The two have since been transferred to the Wassa East District Police Command, where the confiscated property is being kept.

The police are now on the lookout for the remaining eight suspects.

The operation comes after the government announced that an operation to rid water bodies of galamseyers has been launched.

Minister of Lands and Natural Resources Samuel Abu Jinapor, who recently returned from a two-day working tour of the Western Region, has urged MMDCEs to crack down on illicit small-scale mining.

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