Seven kilograms of gold and variety amount of foreign currency was apprehended yesterday by police at Togo Wuchale, Somali Regional state, Custom Commission said today.
According to the report, police seized about one million USD, 8 thousand Euro, 31 thousand pounds and 25 thousand Canada dollar, 8 thousand Australia dollar 80 thousand Norwe crown and more than 72 thousand UAE dirham.
Four individuals suspected of smuggling the gold and the money are arrested and police undertake investigations.
There is no way for illegal acts, our duty is to ensure fair wealth distribution by protecting the law, said Adanech Abebe, Minister of Revenu.
Adanech also praised the public for the cooperation and feedback on preventing and contraband and smuggling.