Two Guinean Nationals Stowaway Arrested At Freeport
Officers of the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) assigned at the Free Port of Monrovia have arrested two Guniean Nationals stowaway.
According to LIS officers there, the stowaways came on vessel M/V Grande San Paolo on April 2, 2018 heading for another country, but according to them (officers) when the ship got at the Freeport of Monrovia they begin carrying out their usual immigration function and they observed inside the ship at the back side they saw the two stowaways hidden.
Officers at the Freeport explained that immediately they informed the vessel agent about the two stowaways inside the ship, the vessel agent agreed to put them out of the ship for investigation on how they got on board.
The stowaways was send at the LIS headquarters for more investigation and was later taken to a local hotel in Monrovia where they were and was repatriated by authorities of the LIS in consolation with the vessel agent .
According to the International Law on Maritime, migrant are not criminal instill they shall be treated with respect because they are seeking green nor pasture. They were seen without any legal documents. The names of the two are: Mohamed Camera and Camera Burray. Writes: Maj. Laurie Massaquoi-Page