Some 20 galameyers arrested at Akyem-Aketeng in the Eastern Region recently are not national security operatives, the National Intelligence Bureau has said.
“Preliminary investigations conducted by the National Intelligence Bureau revealed that the persons arrested are not staff or operatives of the Ministry of National Security,” a statement from the Ministry of National Security stated.
According to the statement issued by the Ministry of Information on behalf of the National Security Ministry, the suspects named a contract staff of the National Security Ministry as the one who engaged them for the illegal small-scale mining.
“Upon completion of preliminary interrogation, both the arrested persons and their said contractor have all been remanded and are due to be arraigned”, the statement noted.
It said the Ministry of National Security wished “to assure the public that it remains fully committed to the fight against illegal mining in the country”.
“The ministry would also like to caution citizens against perpetrating crime under the guise of National Security”.
“Persons found culpable shall face the full rigours of the law,” the statement added.
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