Two Chinese nationals convicted for money laundering and unlawful gold dealing

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Two Chinese nationals have been convicted for money laundering and unlawfully dealing in gold in Ghana.

Two Ghanaians accomplices have also been convicted.

They are Chen Hung, Chen Zhili, the two Chinese nationals and Prince Denis Aidoo and Stephen Arthur, the Ghanaian accomplices.
Apart from Prince Denis Aidoo, the other three were charged with eight counts of offenses including money laundering.

A Tarkwa Circuit Court in the Western Region presided over by Hathia Ama Manu found each of them liable to pay a fine or in default serve prison terms ranging between 10 to 15 years.

Speaking to Oman news,the Deputy Minister of Lands in charge of mining George Mireku Duker stated that Chen Hung, Chen Zhili and Stephen Arthur were found to be dealing in gold without licenses while Prince Denis Aidoo’s license had expired.


They were charged with eight counts of offenses including, conspiracy to commit a crime, to wit buying minerals without a license, buying minerals without a license, abetment of crime, to wit buying minerals without a license, conspiracy to commit the crime, to wit selling of minerals without a license, selling minerals without a license, selling minerals without a license, abetment of crime, to wit selling minerals without a license, conspiracy to commit a crime, to wit money laundering and money laundering.

According to him, the government is about to launch phase ll of the operation halt to flush out all other illegal activities ongoing.

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