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Ghana AG: Chinese Nationals Arrested for Illegal Mining Will Not Be Deported and Will Instead Do Prison Time in Ghana

A Chinese miner detained following a raid by Ghanaian security forces near the Pra river as part of Operation Halt, a campaign to stop illegal mining.

Ghanaian Attorney General Godfred Dame announced that military forces acting as part of the ongoing crackdown on illegal gold mining known as “galamsey” have detained 45 people, including 10 Chinese nationals.

400 troops from the Army, Navy, and Air Force are participating in the second phase of “Operation Halt” that’s now taking place along the Ankobra River in southern Ghana. Their mission is to arrest galamsey practitioners and destroy their equipment.

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