- Chinese rosewood queen, Helena Huang has been deported
- She was rearrested upon her return from China after she was reported missing while in police custody
The Chinese national standing trial for allegedly transporting large quantities of Rosewood to Tema for export to China illegally has been deported by Ghanaian authorities.
Officials of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), said Helena Huang, was deported for engaging in illicit business while in the country and subsequently revoked her resident permit.
The Ghana Immigration Service announced the deportation of the Rosewood queen, Tuesday, July 2, 2019.
A statement confirming the deportation, which was released in Accra on Tuesday, and signed by the Head of Public Affairs at the GIS, Michael Amoako-Atta, said the GIS had also informed the relevant institutions, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration as well as missions abroad to refuse her visa to facilitate her entry into the country in future.
Helena Huang was arrested in May 2019 for transporting trucks of Rosewood lumbers in Tamale for export to China.
She was, however, declared missing some 48 hours after being granted a police Inquiry bail.
She was however rearrested in June after she reportedly turned herself in to the police upon her arrival from China
Helena was later handed over to the immigration for processing
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