In collaboration with the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), the police have intercepted 480 suspected illegal migrants in the Upper East region of Ghana.
This news was confirmed to Asaase News by the Upper East Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Police Service, ASP David Fianko-Okyere.
He stated that 18 of the suspects were from Burkina Faso, whilst the remaining were Nigerians.
ASP David Fianko-Okyere said the illegal immigrants were arrested in various communities in the Bolgatanga Municipality for staying in Ghana without proper residential permits.
He assured residents of the Upper East and Ghanaians at large of the security agencies' readiness to clamp down on illegal immigrants.
Fianko-Okyere noted that the 480 illegal immigrants would be repatriated after undergoing a screening process.