On Wednesday January 8, 2020 the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) monitoring and evaluation team (GalamSTOP) conducted operation cat walk within the environs of Nyinahin Kyekyewere in Atwima Mponua District, Ashanti Region.
Four (4) Chinese illegal miners was arrested for settling in and preparing to perform illegal mining activities. The suspects have been taken out from the community and handed over to the Obuasi Central Police Command together with their related tools and equipment indicating the fact that they had the intent to commit the offence of illegal mining.
The police will investigate and prosecute as indicated by the outcomes of their investigations. Exhibits includes Scale, Carpets, 2 Batteries, 3 handset and Grease.
The IMCIM team remains focused in sanitizing the illegal mining sector.