Human traffickers stopped at Aflao

Tuesday November 16, 2010 8:42 PM

The Aflao Immigration Control unit of the Ghana Immigration Service has recorded 39 intercepted cases of human trafficking involving Ghanaians, Togolese, Nigerians and Chinese nationals.

Children and adults between the ages of eight and 23 were being trafficked along the Ghana-Togo border.

To stem the tide of the menace, the Immigration Service with support from the United Nations Children's Fund has inaugurated an anti-human trafficking desk at the Aflao Immigration control under the auspices of the Migration Management Bureau of the service.

Mr. Thomas Antong, Commander of the Aflao Sector of the Ghana Immigration Service, made this known at the inauguration of the desk at Aflao in the Ketu North District last weekend.

He said that "trafficking in human beings is a low cost high profit organised crime which must be nipped in the bud".

Mr Antong pointed out that the desk would get tough on human trafficking and called on other law enforcement agencies to support and assist the service since anti-human trafficking must be everybody's business to expose recruiters, transporters as well as users.

Madam Judith Dzokoto, Assistant Director of Migration Management Bureau of the Ghana Immigration Service, noted that the expansion of the anti-human trafficking desk to the borders would enhance the knowledge and skills of the officers, irrespective of the challenges.

Source: The Ghanaian Times

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