The Ethiopian Customs Commission said it has seized over 35 pistols from smugglers who tried to bring the weapons illegally into the capital, Addis Ababa.
The National intelligence and security service of Ethiopia and the police today capture 28 Kalashnikov guns, 459 Turkish-made pistols and $700,000 in cash from smugglers.
The Federal Police Commission of Ethiopia has indicated that over the past six months it has seized 382 Kalashnikov guns from illegal weapons’ traffickers.
Following the increase of illegal arms trade and the security threat it poses on the country, the Minster of Council of Ethiopia on Saturday passes a bill that aims to tackle financing illegal arms trade and mass destructive weapons.
A male Nigerian passenger leaving Ethiopia via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport is caught on Saturday trying to smuggle $141,000 cash out of the country.