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Two Notorious Illegal Miners Arrested

Two suspected notorious illegal miners at Wamfie in the Dormaa East District of Bono Region have been arrested by the Bono Regional Security Task Force. The suspects, Kofi Damoah, 36, well known as Allah and his accomplice Stephen Ansu were arrested at an illegal mining site during a swoop, led by Madam Justina Owusu-Banahene, the Bono Regional Minister. Damoah is said to have haboured and sponsored several illegal miners to undertake the 'galamsey' activities at various sites at Nkrankwanta, Wanfie and

South African Police Probe Death of 20 Suspected Illegal Miners

The South African police have began investigation after 20 unidentified bodies were found in Orkney- a gold mining town. The bodies which were found wrapped in white plastic bags are suspected by the police to be illegal miners. Report indicates that the bodies had severe burns which has called for autopsies to be done on them in a bid to identify exactly what killed them. According to the police in a statement on Wednesday, “all the deceased are suspected to be illegal miners commonly known as ‘zama zamas’

3 Illegal Miners In Takoradi Jailed 45 Years, Fined GHS720,000

A Takoradi Circuit Court has jailed three illegal miners 15 years each and also fined them GH¢720,000 for undertaking small-scale mining operations without license. The three convicts, Joseph Donkor, 40, Joseph Paul, 27, and Charles Ewusi, 27, were each jailed 15years on two counts of mining without license and conspiracy to commit crime. The convicts were caught in the act of illegally prospecting for gold in a forest reserve on February 16 during an operation by a team from the Regional Forestry Commission.
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