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The Operation Vanguard (OV) taskforce, led by Col. Michael Amoah Ayisi, on Friday, 18 May 2018, arrested eight illegal small-scale miners at the Wassa Amenfi East District in the Western Region.
The taskforce seized over 85 ‘changfas’ and two excavators.
The operation was conducted on the Wassa Akropong, Gyapa, Dadieso stretch of the Tarkwa-Bogoso-Ayanfuri road.
The patrol team also seized one CAT excavator with chassis number 8FK00707 at Gyapa and another CAT excavator with chassis number 6DR01955 at Dadieso and sent them to the Amenfi East District Assembly.
The suspects and mining equipment seized were handed over to the Wassa Akropong Police for further investigation and possible prosecution.
The Taskforce has sent a stern warning to all illegal miners to stop their act to afford the government the opportunity to sanitise the environment.
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