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10 Chinese arrested over galamsey

They were arrested by a combined team of the police and some members of a voluntary group.

Ten Chinese have been arrested for their alleged involvement in illegal mining (galamsey) at Tamso in the Tarkwa municipality in the Western Region.

They were arrested by a combined team of the police and some members of a voluntary group known as Against Environmental Degradation.

The leader of the group, Mr Richard Addo, said the team arrested the illegal miners following intelligence gathered about their operations.

“After discovering their location, we made efforts to impress upon them to halt their operations but the Ghanaians among them rallied the young men around to attack us,” he told the Daily Graphic.

He said the Chinese were being transferred to the Police Headquarters in Accra for further interrogation.

Police is, however, yet to reveal the identities of the suspects.

Source: Pulse

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