Reports reaching us indicate that two Ghanaian teenagers are in the custody of the police in Tema for attempting to stow away to Belgium.
The boys aged 15 and 16, were nabbed midway through their voyage aboard MSC Dymphia vessel from San-Pedro in Cote d’Ivoire to Antwerp in Belgium.
They were found hiding in the engine compartment of the vessel during a routine inspection by the crew and were later handed over to another vessel, MSC Katyanyni, at the port of Antwerp in Belgium which was bound for the Tema Port.
Per the reports, it was revealed that the pair hail from Takoradi and Cape Coast in the Western and Central Regions, and they had no travel documents on them.
According to the Tema Regional Commander of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), Assistant Commissioner of Immigration (ACI) Ms. Belinda Adwoa Sika Anim, the two had been handed over to the police in Tema.
She added that the two during interrogation revealed that they hailed from Takoradi and Cape Coast, adding that they were school dropouts who helped with farming and fishing.