Five Chinese nationals have been apprehended in a two-day operation in the district and have been handed over to the Obuasi district police command.
Four of them were arrested on Friday, April 5, 2019, at Afedie and another at Asaaman all within the district.
The head of the monitoring team of the committee, Francis Assibi Abu who took journalists to the operation site, said the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) was committed to weeding out all illegal operatives from the mining industry to save the country's water bodies from being contaminated.
He said the committee was re-strategizing to combat the crime since the miscreants continue to adopt sophisticated methods to outwit them.
Assibi Abu, advised all unseen hands aiding the Chinese to stop in their own interest before the law catches up with them.
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