10 November 2018

Ethiopia: Ministry Seizes Millions in Goods

The Ministry of Revenues seized containers filled with clothes, medicine, electronics and motorbikes valued at 15 million Br destined to be smuggled into the country. Additionally, the Ministry found over 11,000 illegal drugs, amounting to 4.8 million Br.

The Ministry also seized other products estimated at 10 million Br that were being imported using diplomatic pouches. The materials include vehicle parts and security cameras that were ordered by the embassy in the capital using diplomatic privileges.

"The Ministry is increasing border security steadily and strict supervision is in place," says Ephrem Mekonnen, Education and communication director of the Ministry.

The Ministry was also able to uncover 8.9 million Br in merchandise in the border town of Moyale that were intended to be smuggled. These items were clothing, medicine, electronic goods and 35 motorbikes.

"As we are getting more leads from the public, we are now able to seize more illegal trading," Ephrem said.

Ethiopia

Lorry Driver Arrested While Transporting Marijuana From Ethiopia

Police in Nakuru are holding a lorry driver after he was found transporting 135 bales of bhang from Ethiopia. Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 Addis Fortune. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.