Two Burkinabes Arrested Over Suspected Money Laundering

Two Burkinabes Arrested Over Suspected Money Laundering

 

 

The Immigration patrol team manning the Tatale border has apprehended two Burkinabes at Bitchabe, a border community near Tatale in Northern Region. According to official communication from the Northern command of Ghana immigration Service, the two were all arrested after a hot chase through an unapproved route. The two,

 

whose names are being withheld are said to be 27 and 28 year old male Burkinabes and this is also contained in statement signed by the Assistant Inspector Christian Kobla Kekeli Zilevu, Public Affairs Officer for northern command. The statement said, the officers conducted a search on them all and then found Twenty-SevenMillion

 

 

CFA 27 million CFA equivalent to GH¢283,000.00. Upon interrogation, they said they were coming from Togo (Sokode) and transitting to Abidjan (CoteD’Ivoire) for a visit. They offered a bribe of (2,000,000CFA) which is equivalent Twenty Thousand Cedis (GH¢20,000.00) but the officers too declined the offer. They indicated, when

 

 

questioned, that they were businessmen who buy rice from the Ivory Coast to the Togo. The two suspects are currently in custody pending investigation. The Service is therefore encouraging Ghanaians particularly, those living along long borders to volunteer information on the irregular migrants to help curb various cross-border crimes. Money laundering also remains a crime under international law.