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Ghana, Dec 15 (Canadian-Media): An arrest of at least 62 suspects were made on Saturday following a series of complaints from an international gold firm, Newmont Goldcorp regarding illegal mining at the western Ghanaian town of Kenyasi from of, media reports said.
Arrest warrant. Image credit: Facebook page
A regional police commander, Kwaku Buadu Peprah, who led the operation along with other police officers they clamped down on the illegal mining activities at around 4am arrested the the suspects, including two women.
As one of the largest gold producers and exporters in Africa, Ghana has been waging a war against illegal mining, which has caused pollution of major water bodies in mineral-rich territories.