A team of Immigration officers on surveillance duties in the Western Region have arrested 12 Burkinabes and a Ghanaian at an unapproved entry point at Nzemtenu near Appollenu in the Ivory Coast- Ghana border.
Among them were two women and a two-year-old toddler.
Western Regional Public Affairs Officer of the Ghana Immigration Service, Assistance Inspector, Moses Manford Akakpo told the GNA that a tip off coupled with the cooperation of some concerned community members resulted in the arrest of the migrants.
He said the migrants were arrested at different locations within the community and that subsequent investigations revealed they were unrelated and therefore coincidentally arrived at the Nzemtenu community almost at the same time.
The migrants, aged between 17 and 33 years have had their samples taken and have since been put under quarantine awaiting results.
Assistant Inspector Akakpo said the results would eventually inform the next line of action by the Municipal Security Council.
The Public Affairs Officer said a similar operation last Wednesday also led to the arrest of 11 Ivorian nationals at Berlin another unapproved entry point near the Newtown Border Post.
He said the 11 have subsequently been escorted back to the Ivorian security to return home.
Meanwhile, some 12 other ECOWAS nationals were refused entry at Appollenu entry point around the Ghana -Ivory Coast border.