Police seized a total of 2 thousand illegal arms and more than 50 thousand gun bullet and a large number of smuggled foreign currency in Addis Ababa in the last six months.
Illegal weapons and various currency were apprehended in the capital after police have done various investigations said a report from Addis Ababa Police Commission today.
Priority is given to control money trafficking and unauthorized movement of firearms in the city, said Fasika Fenta, public relations head at Addis Ababa Police Commission.
Illegal movement of foreign currencies was adversely affecting the national economy, reads the report. Addis Ababa police seized over 68 million birrs, more than 88 thousand USD, 9 thousand euro, 12 thousand pounds.
Police will continue to control any illegal movement of weapons and other criminal acts in the city, he added.