Big raid as 16 Chinese with fresh guns arrested over illegal mining

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By Lorlornyofm December 7, 2018 06:13

Big raid as 16 Chinese with fresh guns arrested over illegal mining

The single biggest arrest of suspected illegal miners has been effected in the Ashanti region.

16 miners were rounded up deep inside the Kobro forest reserve believed to have huge mineral deposits.

GALAMsey arrests Chinese

The arrest by the taskforce working under the Inter-ministerial committee against illegal mining raises concerns that illegal mining is outlasting government’s resolve to deal with the menace.

The taskforce retrieved 14 long butt pump action assault rifles and one rare military grade M16 assault rifle.

Some of the weapons were brand new, Luv FM’s Erastus Asare Donkor reported. Six new excavators were also grounded.

GALAMsey arrests Chinese

Two ex-military officers who were manning the site told the team the owner of the site, one Donald Enstuah has a permit from the minerals commission.

One of the 15 sites owned by Enstuah is the size of about six football fields combined.

Source: Ghana|myjoyonline.com

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By Lorlornyofm December 7, 2018 06:13
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  1. Sammy the VIRUS December 7, 22:15

    The stranger can not deep his hand into the pot of soup unless he is encouraged by a native of the land. Are we safe at all in this country? Where were the security men that are supposed to be manning the various entry points of our country when these yellow men managed to smuggle guns into the country? No Chinese can enter our forests to do illegal mining if they are not aided by Ghanaians. Chai!

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