Ghanaian And Two Chinese Arrested For Attempting To Smuggle 21 Gold Bars Worth $600,000

A Ghanaian and two Chinese citizens have been arrested by the National Security Secretariat (NSS) over the movement of 21 gold bars from Gbane in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region.

The three, Michael Atta, Rayn Lee, and Goa were arrested at the Kotoka International Airport on June 1, 2021, when they touched down from Tamale with the gold bars said to be valued at about $600,000.

Reports by Dailygraphiconline stated that the suspects are workers of Shaanxi Mining (Ghana) Company Limited, a Chinese firm that was licensed to provide mine support services to small-scale miners in the Gbane area, and EARL International Group, a sister firm.

The three suspects are currently in the custody of the national security body to assist in investigations into the circumstances leading to the mining and transportation of the precious metal, as well as the relationship between their companies and Yenyeya Mining Company Limited, one of the small-scale mining firms in the area.

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