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General News of Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Source: GNA

GIS recorded 3876 cases of document fraud

Accra, Nov 23, GNA- MrPeter Wiredu, Director of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) said 3876 cases of document fraud were reported while 1017 persons were intercepted at the Kotoka International Airport for various immigration offences between 2008 and 2010.

He said undocumented migration had risen in the past ten years with migrant smuggling and trafficking becoming part of the profitable branches of organised crime.

Mr Wiredu disclosed this at the closing ceremony of a two-day workshop on Anti-Human Smuggling and Trafficking for 50 trainees from the GIS, Bureau of National Investigations and the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority in Accra.

The workshop which was organised on Tuesday in Accra, was sponsored by the European Union, the United Nations outfit on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and'