Galamsey 5 illegal Chinese miners arrested for mining close to river

They were immediately put before the court have been remanded into police custody to reappear on March 27.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Five Chinese and four Ghanaians have been arrested by the Police for mining gold close to the River Ankobra River in the Western Region.

They were immediately put before the court and have been remanded into police custody to reappear on March 27.

READ MORE: Bawumia expresses concern over galamsey

“The suspects were immediately put before the Sekondi District Magistrate Court, but have been remanded into police custody to reappear on 27th March, 2017,” the Public Relations Officer for the Ghana Police in the Western Region, ASP Olivia Awurabena Adiku tolf Citi FM.

“Investigations have started into the incident. We are liaising with the Ghana Immigration Service to know the status of the Chinese nationals involved and when that is determined, we will take it from there,” she said.

READ MORE: Police officers arrested for robbing miners

He said the police is determined to flush out illegal miners on all rivers in the region to ensure that the rivers are back to their former state.”

The arrest follows intense media discussion last week about the spate of pollution of the country’s river bodies by illegal miner.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Freemasonry Here are prominent Ghanaians who are also freemasonsbullet
2 Adult Content We will continue showing porn on TV - Ice TVbullet
3 Ghana Armed Forces GAF announces date for 2017/18 recruitment screeningbullet
4 Poster Released This is the detailed final funeral rite of KABAbullet
5 Demo Ghana Drunkards Association to hit the streets over Adonko...bullet
6 Road safety Ghana records over 2000 road accidents in 2017bullet
7 In Accra Police officers arrested for robberybullet
8 Accra Police saves alleged armed robber from being lynchedbullet
9 Mother's Tribute Give me the chance to face my "son's...bullet
10 Ministry of Energy Diesel and LPG prices drop by 70%bullet

News