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Ashanti Region: Chinese miners arrested with fresh guns

The taskforce reportedly retrieved 14 long butt pump action assault rifles and one rare military grade M16 assault rifle.

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The taskforce working under the Inter-ministerial committee against illegal mining has arrested suspected Chinese illegal miners in the Ashanti Region.

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Myjoyonline is reporting that the 16 miners were rounded up deep inside the Kobro forest reserve believed to have huge mineral deposits.

 

The taskforce reportedly retrieved 14 long butt pump action assault rifles and one rare military grade M16 assault rifle.

Some of the weapons were brand new while six new excavators were also grounded.

 

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Two ex-military officers were said to be providing security when the taskforce raised the site.

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