At least six Chinese nationals have been arrested by national security officials for allegedly engaging in money laundering and drug peddling.
According to the police, the suspects are also being held for allegedly operating an illegal gold refinery in the Asankragwa township.
The suspects have been named as Chem Gui Bim (31), Lu Siam Chu (36), Wu Sao Pui (41), Yao Sausam (44), Xue Lian lua (30), and Cheng Chun Ron.
They were arrested in a swoop at the Xindi Hotel by the Asankragwa-Enchi road.
Xue Lian Lua, the wife of the owner of the hotel has also been picked up for questioning.
The police seized a Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle, a total of GHC1,302,990, boxes of mercury, six pump action guns, a sidearm, seven excavator control boards, three parcels of Indian hemp, eight cartridge, a laptop, 80 phones and four iPads.
The suspects who are all illegal migrants are currently in the custody of the Ministry of National Security assisting with ongoing investigations while awaiting prosecution.