Aisha Huang, China’s “galamsey queen,’ has been charged again in her ongoing prosecution for illegal mining.
On Friday, the accused and her accomplices virtually appeared before the High Court’s Criminal Division, where the new charges were filed.
According to Citi News, the charges are for conducting a mining operation without a license and facilitating the participation of individuals engaged in a mining operation.
Other charges include illegally employing foreigners and entering Ghana while prohibited from re-entering.
Aisha was arrested for the first time in May 2017 and charged with illegal mining in Ghana.
She was later deported, with former Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo explaining that the state did not prosecute her in order to maintain its diplomatic relationship with China.
However, the Chinese galamsey kingpin was apprehended again earlier this month after a tip that she was back in the country and continuing her old ways as an illegal miner.
She was arrested alongside Jong Li Hua, Huang Jei, and Huaid Hai Hun, and flown to Accra, where she was arraigned the same day in an Accra Circuit Court.
The quartet was already facing charges of mining without a valid license and selling and buying minerals without a permit.
Meanwhile, Aisha and her co-conspirators have pleaded not guilty to the initial charges.