The Western Forward Operating Base (FOB West) of the Operation Vangaurd has arrested two Chinese nationals at Bredi in the Amenfi Central District of the Western Region.
The two suspects, Liq Zing Xeon 52 years and Mo Quo Wei 48 years were arrested at a site at Bredi engaged in galamsey activities.
The Team chanced on two excavators, two engines, one washing machine, 13 changfans and four water pumps and seized them accordingly and the suspects handed over to the Agona Police Station for further investigations for possible prosecution.
Squandron Leader Robison Omane Agyei told the GNA that the Operation Vanguard was grateful to the general public for information to flush out recalcitrant illegal miners, including foreigners.
“We call on the public to keep the information coming to us through the various media houses within their locations.”
He said the mining sector must be sanitized to ensure that best practices were promoted to save the country’s water bodies.