The Eastern Regional Police Command has arrested thirteen (13) Nigerians suspected to be engaging in illegal mining activities in the Atiwa Forest.
The suspects currently in custody assisting investigations, were grabbed at Akyem – Sankubenase in the Atiwa West District, Eastern Region during monitoring operations conducted by the Operation Vanguard Team.
The team managed to seize; one (1) Water Pumping Machine, four (4) Pickaxe and five (5) Shovels from them.
The arrested suspects who names are yet not known has since been handed over to the Inter Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM). They are currently in the custody of Ghana Immigration Service pending the next line of action to take.