Illegal Mining Five Chinese and five Ghanaians back in court over galamsey

The ten were arrested after they were found digging in the river Ankobra in two communities, Bamiankor and Duwale both in the Western region.

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The five Chinese and five Ghanaian illegal miners arrested around the Ankobra river in the Western region are scheduled to appear in court today, Monday, March 27, 2017.

The ten were arrested by the Western Regional Police Command after they were found digging in the river Ankobra in two communities, Bamiankor and Duwale both in the Western region.

The Chinese suspects included; Dong Cheng 30, Hung Jian 51, Ning Guorui 42, Yin Biquiang 46,  and Li Zilong 44.

The five Ghanaian suspects are Eric Owusu 28, Kwabena Adjei 50, Nana Adu 42, Kwasi Owusu 28 and Kofi Darko 21.

ASP Olivia Ewurabena Adiku, Western Regional Police Public Relations Officer told the Ghana News Agency that the ten were busted following a tip off received from an informant.

She said that the police also seized mining equipment used for the operations.

The regional Police PRO added that the suspects told the police that they had sold all their gold to another Chinese national called Wang Weng at Wasa Akropong on Thursday. The money had, however, been transferred to China.

She indicated that the suspects were put before a Sekondi magistrate court and were remanded to reappear on Monday, March 27, 2017.

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