Three Chinese illegal miners operating in the Tano Numeri Forest Reserve in the Aowin Municipality of the Western North Region have been arrested together with three Ghanaian accomplices.
The six people were arrested after a successful operation led by the deputy chief executive officer of the forestry commission, Martha Kwayie Manu, and the western North regional forestry manager.
In an interview with Nattybongo, Mad.Martha Kwayie Manu stated that the illegal miners has cleared a large portion of the Tano Numeri forest reserve leading to the destruction of the vegetation of the area.
During the arrest, three pump action guns, a Nissan 4×4 pick up and other items were retrieved from the miners.
The Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission, Martha Kwayie Manu explained to peace news how the miners were arrested.
Not that withstanding, Mad. Martha Kwayie took the opportunity advised those operating illegally in the forest reserves to put an end to their activities as the commission is set to hunt for them soon.
The suspects have been sent to the regional police headquarters in Sefwi Wiawso.
SOURCE: Nattybongo of liberty fm Sefwi wiawso, western north