Ghana’s Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, says the operations made by the National Security Operatives in the Ashanti Region was backed by a court order.
According to him, the operations which led to the arrest 4 Indians and two Ghanaians, was in connection with an illegal Gold related deal transacted by these fellows.
Mr. Oppong Nkrumah confirmed this to Journalists in a news conference in Kumasi Thursday, 9th August 2019.
Some National security operatives made up of 12 armed personnel on Wednesday 7th August 2019 picked up 4 Indians and two Ghanaians at Ahowdo in the Kumasi metropolis.
The officers reportedly seized gold and an undisclosed amount of money from the individuals upon arrest.
A local gold dealer who has been doing business with some Indians also got his license and gold seized without being arrested.
He said, persons who were picked up in the Operations will soon be arraigned before court.
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