Seventy Five (75) illegal Miners have been arrested by Operation Vanguard at Konongo Odumasi in the Asante Akyem Central Municipality of the Ashanti Region.
The illegal miners were arrested during a swoop conducted by Operation Vanguard in the Municipality on Monday.
The operation saw Five ladies and seventy men were arrested.
The swoop also yielded 120 grinding machines the miners have been using to mill the gold bearing sand they dig during their operations.
Operations Commander of Operation Vanguard Col Amoah Ayisi briefing the media said the illegal miners now operate at dawn making it difficult for Operation Vanguard to arrest them.
Col Amoah Ayisi however assured the public Operation Vanguard will continue to work at night and dawn to clamp down illegal mining activities in the country.
He says ”Now illegal miners have changed their tactics of operations so we the Operation Vanguard have also amended our tactics to match them boot for boot”.
He added ”We will do what we can to clamp down all illegal miners in the country and also protect our lands and rivers.