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4,500 Chinese leave Ghana after illegal mining crackdown

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More than 4,500 Chinese have left Ghana since a crackdown on illegal mining began in June, with the illicit industry having drawn scores of Chinese to the west African nation, an official said Friday. 

A photo taken on June 15, 2013 shows living quarters for Chinese miners at a mine that was raided by Ghana's security forces in Dunkwa-on-Offin in the center of Ghana. More than 4,500 Chinese have left Ghana since a crackdown on illegal mining began in June, with the illicit industry having drawn scores of Chinese to the west African nation, an official said Friday.

"The Chinese (arrested)... as at 3rd July from 1st June is 571," Ghana Immigration Services spokesman Francis Palmdeti said.

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