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.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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