The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has arrested some nine Burkinabe at the Hamile border for illegally attempting to cross into Ghana with motorbikes.
They include six males and three females who are between the ages of 16 and 36 years.
They were intercepted on some motor bikes with Burkina Faso registration numbers with some unregistered.
According to the Upper West Region Public Affairs officer of the Service, IBN Yussif Duranah Abdul- Mumun Seidu, the nine were arrested in the early hours of Wednesday trying to cross through unapproved routes with their motorbikes.
“The vigilant immigration officials on duty at Batoma and Beat Four which are among some 12 identified unapproved routes in the Hamile sector command arrested the nine Burkinabe for entering Ghana illegally.”
The motor bikes have been impounded, pending further investigation.
He said preliminary health screening conducted on them by the Port Health authorities showed no sign of health threats.
Initial investigations further revealed that their migration into Ghana was for economic purposes.
It was also discovered that their final destinations were Techiman and Kumasi respectively.
They have since been handed over to the authorities in Burkina Faso.
This brings the number to 135 foreigners who have been arrested trying to enter Ghana since April after the borders were closed to curb the spread of Covid-19.
By Yakubu Abdul-Gafur|3news.com|Upper West Region|Ghana