Ahafo region: 62 illegal miners arrested

The Ahafo Regional Police Command has arrested 62 suspected illegal miners at Kenyasi in the Asutifi North District.

The suspects including sixty (60) men and two(2) women were picked up Saturday December 14.

Regional Police Commander, DCOP Kwaku Buodu Peprah who led the operation said, the arrest follows a series of complaints by the management of Newmont Ahafo mines.

“The operation is about galamsey activities at Newmont, so following complains from Newmont administration, we visited the place yesterday and we saw things by ourselves, so we decided to embark on an operation today, so around 4:00am, we moved to the galamsey site and we were able to arrest about 62 persons including two women”, he told Dinpa 91.3FM’s Ahafo regional correspondent Sulley Dramani in an interview.

He said the men were arrested underground while the women were arrested at the site.

DCOP Kwaku Buodu Peprah said they will be arraigned before court on Monday December 16, 2019.

By: Akua Nyarko Abronoma/Dinpafm.com

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