The Police Command in Zamfara on Monday said it had arrested two Chinese nationals over alleged illegal mining at Kwali village in Bukkuyum Local Government Area of the state.
The police had earlier this month declared some Chinese and Burkinafaso nationals wanted for their alleged involvement in illegal mining in parts of the state.
In a statement issued by the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Mohammed Shehu, the police said the alleged illegal miners had been involved in mining activities in collaboration with their Nigerian counterparts.
He said the suspects were apprehended at Badarawa Burkullum village after two labourers at the mining site divulged useful information to Mr Usman Nagogo, the state Commissioner of Police.
He said the two suspects, whose names were given as Mr Wang and Mr Chun, are helping the police in the investigation to dislodge the cartel and end illegal mining in Zamfara.
The PPRO said the police had recovered different chemicals used in processing Gold from the two suspects.