A total of 37 illegal miners locally known as “galamseyers” have been arrested in the Western and Ashanti regions by the operation Vanguard Taskforce.

30 of the suspects are Ghanaians who engaged in this illegal activity in the areas if Adum Banso on Tuesday July 30,2019.

Mpohor Police have taken into custody the suspects and the IMCIM has also been handed two excavators the Taskforce have seized from the illegal mining site.

Thursday August 1, 2019, seven other suspected illegal miners were arrested within Berkwai in the Ashanti region.

Two Chinese and an Ivorian national have been handed over to the Inter Ministerial Committee on illegal Mining.

The four other suspects who are from the locality have been handed over to the Obuasi Police for investigation.

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