Ethiopia arrests 13 key contrabandists

Addis Ababa, May 16, 2018 (FBC) –About 13 individuals suspected of engaging in an organized contraband trade have been seized, said Ahmed Shide, Minister of Government Communication Affairs Office.

The suspects were mainly apprehended at Ethiopia’s export-import trade corridors, Addis Ababa surrounding areas, Oromia and Afar regional states, the Minister told FBC today.

According to him, the suspects were engaged in illegal trade of vehicles, sheet metals, clothes, and televisions, among other.

The government has also taken measures against illegal employment agencies.

The contrabandists and the agencies will face justice after the necessary investigations are completed, he said.