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General News of Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Source: GNA

27 foreigners intercepted at Akanu

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The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) at the Noepe Joint Border Post at Akanu have intercepted 27 West African nationals trying to use the border into neighbouring Togo.

The foreign nationals, 14 Nigerians and 13 Nigeriens were on a DAF truck with registration number ZUR 100 ZY.

Assistant Inspector, Mr. Felix Klu-Adjei, Volta Regional Public Affairs Officer of GIS, who briefed the Ghana News Agency said the group was intercepted at about 1230 hours on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

He said the truck carrying a cargo of onions entered Ghana through the Akanu border three days ago and heading towards Accra to discharge the load.

The Public Affairs Officer said the truck pulled up at the Akanu border and upon a search at the departure gate the 27 passengers were found and arrested.

Mr Klu-Adjei said Port Health officials examined the passengers and were later escorted to the GIS headquarters in Accra for further investigations.

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