Customs Seizes 1.6b Br worth of contraband

September 14 , 2019


Customs Seizes 1.6b Br worth of contraband

Ethiopia Customs Commission seized 1.6 billion Br worth of contraband smuggled in and out of the country in the past fiscal year. The Commission also arrested 1,775 suspects and took measures against 29 of its officers that were colluding with the “criminals”. Major contraband items included weapons, livestock and agricultural commodities that the country exports, which accounted for the largest share of the seizure amounting to 219 million Br worth of goods. Also, 334 million Br worth of contraband was seized leaving the country.


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