Ethiopia: Police arrests more than 80 people for drug trafficking

(BRANA PRESS) Counter Narcotics Operation of the Federal Police Commission has apprehended 80 individuals from 17 countries involved in drug trafficking in the past Ethiopian fiscal year.

Deputy Director of the Operation, Commander Mengisteab Beyene told ENA that police seized more than 186 kilogram cocaine, 9 kilogram heroine and 1104 kilogram cannabis mostly trafficked through Bole International airport in Addis Ababa.

The drug was being transported by Nigerians, Brazilians, Venezuelans and South Africans traffickers, who were detained at the airport, the commander said.

Among the detained individuals 57 are men while the rest 23 are women, the Commander said and adding that information sharing among the different security organs at airports makes it easier to monitor travel, particularly on flagged routes.

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