9 Chinese nationals busted for galamsey operation
Nine new Chinese galamsey operators have been arrested at Akrofuom in the Adansi District of the Ashanti Region by the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining, Monitoring and Evaluation team.
Reports indicate that they were arrested between the hours of 5:40pm and 12:40am on Saturday and Sunday respectively when they were setting up their machines to begin operation upon arrival.
In a report signed by the Head of Monitoring, Staff Sergeant Francis Assibi Abu, the team during the operation retrieved one excavator, a Toyota land cruiser with registration number GR 1549-09, a washing carpet, a small cylinder, one big cylinder, one fridge, one gallon gear oil and a scale.
The Chinese nationals arrested were Michael Guogenyou, Wei Juanping, Kan Janjong, Huang Yuwei, Wei Wuxian, Wen Shifeng, Gong Yongfun, Chedi Chindong and Lee Yifeng.