Bales of the dangerous chemical
National Security operatives have uncovered a huge quantity of sodium cyanide in a residential facility in a special operation in Kumasi.
It is suspected to be used by small-scale and illegal miners, though only large-scale mining firms are permitted to apply the toxic chemical in their operations.
Intelligence led a taskforce to what appears to be an un-inhabited building at Maxima to discover the consignment said to be worth millions of cedis.
According to Luv FM’s Kwasi Debrah, names of Ghanaians and some Chinese are already popping up in connection with the haul.
Security personnel were compelled by a heavy downpour to suspend carting the toxic substance contained in large wooden boxes to the police Station.
Security sources say an unnamed owner of the house has been invited for questioning after a suspected associate allegedly attempted to bribe the taskforce.
As at 10pm last night, armed personnel had been deployed to mount surveillance at the scene.