The United States of America has deported 40 Ghanaians convicted of various offences, including assault, vehicle theft, burglary, fraud, domestic violence and immigration-related issues.
The deportees who are aged between 21 and 70 years, were made up of 38 males and two females.
In a statement issued by the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), on Monday, August 19, 2019, the deportees arrived on board a chartered flight from US, Omni Air International Boeing 777 – OAE 328.
The Assistant Superintendent of Immigration (ASI), Barbara Sam, in charge of Public Relations at the Kotoka International Airport, noted in the statement that, 38 of them arrived on Travel Certificate issued by the Ghana Mission in Washington, DC whilst two of them on Ghanaian passports.
The deportees are from various regions in Ghana with 16 from Greater Accra, 10 from Ashanti, two from Bono, two from Western, two from Central, three from Eastern and three from Volta.
They were admitted into Ghana after going through the needed disembarkation formalities including screening to authenticate their nationalities.
Story By: Jennifer Ansah