The newly-established Central Regional Forward Operating Base (FOB) of Operation Vanguard Joint Taskforce (JTF) has arrested a Chinese and three Ghanaians, including a woman, at Nkutumso in the Upper Denkyira East District.
The suspects- Luo, Peter Boadi, Sammy Tambia and Diana Ndego- were arrested on May 9 at dawn, while three Sany excavators, two water pumping machines, as well as a Toyota Hilux pick-up with registration number, GT 9313-12, were also seized.
Squadron Leader Robison Omane Agyei, Public Relations Officer (PRO), who made this known, said the suspects, together with the items, have been handed over to the Ayanfuri Police for further investigations.
He warned those supporting the illegal activities to desist from the practice.
Mr. Agyei said the team would prosecute all illegal miners if they do not stop their activities to enable government to regularise the mining sector in a more sustainable way for the entire country to benefit.
Squadron Leader Agyei thanked members of the general public for providing information which he said had helped the team to move forward.