Agence France-PresseJanuary 23, 2014 21:50
Ghana deported 4,700 illegal miners last year, most of them Chinese nationals, deputy information minister Ibrahim Murtala Muhammed said on Thursday.
"Most of them were Chinese illegal miners. Largely, they were arrested by the special task force," Muhammed said, adding that Nigerians, Russians and South Africans were also expelled.
Local police and a task force of military, police and immigration officials began targeting illegal miners last year on the orders of President John Dramani Mahama.