Operation Vanguard Task Force arrest 15 illegal miners

The 15 illegal miners arrested include a Burkinabé national, Abdulai Diallo, 32.

They have since been handed over to the Prestea police to be processed for court.

The latest arrest have been confirmed by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the task force, Major Adams Gariba Pabi, to Graphic Online.

Major Pabi adds that operation is still underway and will arrest all persons engaged in the illegality.

He further urged the public to volunteer information that could lead to the arrest of any more foreign illegal miners flouting the directive to halt all small scale and other illegal mining.

The “Operation Vanguard” is made up of 400 security men from the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and the Police Service.

The team has been divided into three groups to cover the Ashanti, Eastern and Western regions.

They have been asked to stay at their assigned regions until all forms of illegal mining have been stopped

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