Officers of the Ghana Immigration Provider in the North East area, in collaboration with army staff, have arrested 23 foreigners for getting into Ghana illegally.
The operation by the joint security workforce kinds element of ongoing endeavours to implement the border closure directives by government to include the coronavirus pandemic in the region.
The arrested folks ended up manufactured up of 15 Togolese and 8 Burkinabe nationals.
In accordance to the regional immigration command, these international nationals who entered the place by means of the unapproved routes were arrested after officers deployed at Nakpanduri intercepted a Yuntong car or truck with registration variety AW 400-19 claiming to have remaining the Garu township.
Resources convey to JoyNews the arrest followed intelligence obtained by border guards at the Missiga inland post that some foreigners had been sneaking into the region by means of unapproved routes that link to the Nakpanduri street to Kumasi and Accra.
Upon this information and facts, the North East Area commander Main Supt. William Peter Andoh, ordered his adult men at the Bunkpurugu command to rapidly erect a tent and create a checkpoint to intercept these foreigners.
Subsequently, the automobile was stopped and immediately after a essential interrogation of the passengers on board, the 23 foreigners created up of 12 males, 5 females, and 6 youngsters have been detained.
The North East regional commander who confirmed the arrest to JoyNews stated the foreigners when questioned said they had been farm labourers traveling to Kumasi and its environs to glimpse for function.
Main Superintendent William Andoh said they have been escorted back again to Togo and Burkina Faso with a warning not to illegally appear into the state once again.
This is the second major operation to be carried out by the immigration officers in the Bunkprugu-Nakpanduri district in the North East location considering that the closure of the country’s borders.
The officers two months ago intercepted and repatriated over 80 international nationals who experienced tried using the several unapproved routes to arrive into the nation.