Operation Vanguard arrests 39 suspected illegal miners

Operation Vanguard has arrested 39 suspected illegal miners in the Atiwa West District in the Eastern Region.

The suspected illegal miners, 33 of which are Ghanaians, are currently in the custody of the Anyinam, Osino and Kwabeng District Police pending processing.

Six Nigeriens were also arrested in the anti-illegal mining taskforce.

The force also seized three Minelab gold detecting machines from the persons.

The arrests, which were made in two separate locations within the general area of Sankubenase followed a tip-off from an informant.

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