Twenty-four (24) illegal miners at Asamang Tamfoe in the Atewa East District of the Eastern Region.
The suspects were arrested by the Kibi Divisional Police Command together with the Okyeman Environmental Task Force in a joint operation.
The 24 were in a group of about 36 illegal miners who were caught destroying some farmlands in the Asamang Tamfoe community.
The team was led by the Divisional Commander Chief Superintendent Magnus Reindorf Sam.
The team were able to retrieve a pump action gun, 2 excavators, 2 motorcycles, 1 tricycle and 2 pumping machines at the scene.
Meanwhile, the Police have said it will pursue those who managed to escape arrest.
There was some gunfire when police tried moving, and an excavator was impounded during the swoop.