Over the past six months, more than 2 thousand arms were seized in Addis Ababa

Over the past six months, more than 2 thousand arms were seized in Addis Ababa


Addis Ababa Police Commission said that over two thousand weapons and over 50,000 of these items have been collected in Addis Ababa in the past six months.

Numerous birr and different countries have been dealt with in the fight against illegal and counterfeit currency transactions.

The Addis Ababa Police Commission is working with the National Intelligence and Security Service and other security forces to focus on weapons trafficking, illegal money transfer and counterfeit money transfer, according to Commander of the Commission’s Representative and Public Relations, Commander Fassika.

The Ministry of Defense said 2,483 firearms were detected in the six-month period from July 1, 2010 to December 30, 2011, with two hand grenades and one machine gun and 56,615 shots.

He said that the gunmen were transporting weapons to their vehicles as part of a fleet of vehicles, as well as a shelter for vehicles and other items.

In the last six months, the Commission has received 68 million 322,344 birr, 88,151 US dollars, 9,480 Euros, 12,620 lb and others from foreign countries in the effort to prevent illegal transfers in the country.

Contrary to popular belief, those involved in the illegal money transfer are often trafficked through legal brokers and most of them are licensed to carry out illegal activities, including gifts, bargains, bars and resorstas.

The police said that while police monitoring and surveillance activities were being carried out in the vehicle, the suspects were arrested and detained by some foreign nationals on illegal money laundering.

He added that the community has taken due account of 163,600 birr and 3,800 US dollars worth of counterfeit money transfers in the money laundering process, and pledged to hand over more than two million birr to the police.

As the security forces carried out these accomplishments, the public was informed that the public and the other security forces, particularly the contribution of the National Intelligence and Security Service, were grateful to the Addis Ababa Police Commission for their continued efforts to strengthen the cooperation between the police and the people.

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