Ghana’s police have arrested at least 55 West Africans suspected of illegal gold mining, an immigration spokesman has told the BBC.
The arrests suggest that the police’s focus has shifted away from Chinese miners to African miners, reports the BBC’s Akwasi Sarpong in Accra.
More than 200 Chinese workers would be repatriated after their arrest last week, the spokesman said.
Ghanaian law prevents foreigners from working in small-scale gold mines.
Ghana is Africa’s biggest gold producer after South Africa.