Immigration officials at the Ga inland checkpoint in the Upper West Region have arrested five Burkinabe nationals for entering the country through unapproved routes.
They were arrested at about 11:07 GMT on Sunday, January 17, 2021.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the migrants sneaked into Ghana through the unapproved route around the Leo enclave bordering neighbouring Burkina Faso.
The five were on board a sprinter bus with registration number GT 4893-17 bound for Wenchi in the Brong Ahafo Region for farming activities.
The ages of the busted irregular migrants range between 26 and 34 years.
According to the Public Relations Officer of the Upper West Immigration Service, the arrest was effected as part of their operational functions on undocumented or prohibited migration and the presidential directive on land borders closure since March 2020 as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the foreigners have been sent back to their home country.