The Anyinam District Police Command in the Eastern region has arrested two illegal miners for defiantly engaging in illegal mining, despite a ban on the illicit activity .
An excavator which was being used by the suspects for their operation has been confiscated by the police.
The two have been remanded after they were put before the Koforidua Circuit court ‘B’.
The Anyinam District Police Commander, DSP Eric Asiedu told Starr news the arrest is in line with efforts to eradicate illegal mining in the country.
He said the strategy devised by the Anyinam Police Command to clampdown illegal mining is on course .
” We arrested two illegal miners, we have also impounded an excavator. We trying to transport it from the site to the Police station . The strategy to clampdown on illegal miners particularly those working on the birim river is still on course,” the Commander said .