9 Chinese nationals have been arrested for mining in the forest reserves at Ankwaso in the Western Region the Inter-Miniterial Committee on illegal mining
During the operation, two toyota hilux pickups, a shot gun, a side arm, fifen-nine sacks of gold deposit material rocks, a number a AA cartridges, a brazer bar and 13 rounds of ammunition were confiscated.
The suspects, Zhu Shuai, 25, Liu Huzhen, 41, Pen Yugno, 52, Gao Dawei, 45, Dong Tse Sheng, 30, Baian Ping, 48, Lu Gaag Teng, 50, Wei Qi Fu, 30, and Mark Manhong hao, 42 have been sent to the Obuasi police station.
According to reports, the suspects have no licence to operate and the documents they provided counter their earlier statements.
The nine suspects will be held until further action.