The Police, in the wee hours of 9th September, 2022 arrested nine more suspects and retrieved three excavators and three pump action guns in another anti-galamsey operation in the Western Region.
The suspects also include three Chinese nationals and six accomplices who are Ghanaians.
This follows the arrest of five Chinese suspects in a special police operation conducted between the night of 7th September till the dawn of 8th September, 2022 in relation to the missing excavators saga at Ellembelle.
During that operation, one of the missing excavators was discovered .
“As part of ongoing investigation into the Ellembelle excavators, the Police have arrested five Chinese suspects for their involvement in the case.
An intelligence-led operation through the night of 7th September till the dawn of 8th September, 2022 led to the arrest of Shi zhong Qix, Wei Lin Xi, Huang Qian Xi, Li Jian Wen and Huang Qian Sheng, at their hideout at Asiama, in the Ellembe District of the Western Region,” the Police said in a statement.
The statement added that the Ghana Immigration Service had been contacted for details of their immigration status and their Ghanaian sponsors to assist with the investigation.
“As investigation continues, we would like assure the public that all other accomplices, both Ghanaian and foreigners will be arrested and brought to face justice,” the police assured.
Meanwhile the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Ellembelle, Mr. Kwasi Bonzo has been granted police enquiry bail.
We would like to commend the Regional and all the teams involved in the operations for their continues selflessness and patriotism.
THREE MORE CHINESE, SIX GHANAIANS, ARRESTED, THREE EXCAVATORS AND THREE WEAPONS RETRIEVED IN POLICE ANTI-GALAMSEY OPERATIONS IN THE WESTERN REGION
— Ghana Police Service (@GhPoliceService) September 9, 2022
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