LIS Arrest Ghanaian, Ivorian
.…… For illegal entry
Authorities of the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) have disclosed the arrest over one hundred and ten (110) Ghanaians and Ivoirians in the country.
The Aliens entered the borders of Liberia through Todee in Montserrado county and other parts of the country.
They were arrested with mining tools. During an investigation conducted with LIS Border Patrol officers they admitted that they came to work for a mining company which name wasn’t mention.
They came in illegally and because of this, the leadership of the LIS incompliance with ECOWAS protocol and the Alien and Nationality Law of Liberia repatriated them respectively.
The both laws prohibit entering a country without legal document, which according to the laws is intended to authenticate to immigration officers the background of an individual. The arrests of those individuals are predicated upon the fact that the Liberia Immigration Service is involved in community engagement with dwellers along the borders. And it is against said backdrop community dwellers at entry points informed LIS officers about huge numbers of Aliens entering the borders.
This is not the first time for the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) to arrest huge numbers of illegal persons from the borders; writes: Maj. Laurie Massaquoi-Page