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Ghana Immigration Service receives two stowaways

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) Tema Regional Command has received two Ghanaians on board MV Maritime Voyager attempting to stowaway to China.

The Ghanaian teenagers aged 17 and 19 were found hiding in the vessel by the crew at the Tema Main Harbour during their routine inspection before take-off.

The young men, who are school dropouts hailing from Takoradi, boarded the vessel from the Takoradi Main Harbour in the Western Region through the vessel’s anchor space.

They have since been handed over to the Tema Police Regional Command by GIS for further investigations.

In a related development, Assistant Commissioner (ACI) Samuel Basintale Amadu, the Tema Regional Commander of the GIS, said the Command recorded 21 cases of male stowaways from Ghana, Nigeria, and Tunisia trying to stowaway to Europe last year.

He said the Ghanaians totaling five were processed and handed over to the Ghana Police Service for onward investigations and the foreigners were repatriated back to their home countries.

ACI Amadu urged prospective travelers to desist from hazardous and perilous journeys  which would endanger their lives.

He cautioned that the supposed greener pastures they are running to does not exist and that the youth can make it here in Ghana with hard work.

GNA

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