Some 13 hooligans recruited as National Security Operatives have been arrested in the Ashanti region for terrorizing Miners within the Konongo enclave of the Ashanti Region.
The syndicate is said to have been illegally operating within the Asiwa enclave, extorting monies from small-scale miners.
At around noon on Friday, the main Kumasi-Konongo high street was blocked by a police patrol team to halt a speeding Land Cruiser said to be occupied by the supposed National Security operatives.
“We had a tip-off that some people from National Security have been operating in some mining communities in the Bosome Freho District,”
“We quickly informed our commander who also ordered that we hunt them down.
“We heard they were driving towards Accra from Bomfa junction, so we quickly mounted a barrier in the main street and arrested them.”
There was a face-off, however, with six of the men dressed in military uniforms which attracted civilians.
“The soldiers involved initially wanted to resist arrest. They even threatened our commander to strip him of his rank because they are reporting to a high authority.”
A rifle, single-bar guns, and some gold stones were retrieved from them.
The Police have however refused to release images of the victims they have terrorized.