Ethiopian government cracked down black market currency exchange today in the capital Addis Ababa. Small stores in the vicinities of historic Ethiopia Hotel, Gandhi Hospital, American Gibi and Tele Bar were among focus areas.
Police sealed many stores in the area.
Ethiopian government media reported that police recovered US $56,000, UK £ 4000, € 2,000 and AED 6,000 during a random search.
The Ethiopian government recently claimed that it seized tens of thousands of dollars as it was leaving the country through illegal way.
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