The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) deported 369 foreigners and arrested 62 stowaways in 2016, local media reported Wednesday.

The deported nationals of undisclosed nationalities, it said, were sent back to their countries for breaching immigration and other related laws of the West African country.

The private daily, The Finder, reported that the figure comprised 209 foreign nationals who were refused entry into Ghana and 160 persons of various nationalities sent back home for not complying with Ghana’s laws.

The daily quoted the GIS as saying that out of 160 people removed from Ghana, 103 were repatriated while 57 were deported.

According to the GIS, people refused entry into Ghana failed to provide clear information on where they were going, misbehavior towards immigration officer, and insufficient funds, and possessing fake visa.

On the number of stowaways arrested, the GIS said 62 people who hid aboard ships to obtain free passage into various destination countries abroad were intercepted and handed over to the police for further action.

Out of this number, the immigration service said nine were Nigerians and 53 were Ghanaians. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh