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Hundreds of illegal arms originating from Sudan seized as oil tanker truck fell over

Hundreds of illegal arms which seem to be smuggled from Sudan is seized in Amhara region of Ethiopia.

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Some of the illegal arms seized from the oil tanker truck
Photo : AMMA

October 28,2018

98 AK 47 and 294 Turkey made handgun (all reportedly illegal) is recovered from an oil tanker truck that fell over in Gendwuda town, Amhara regional state, reported today Amhara Mass Media Agency (AMMA). As well, 120 bullets and 106 bullets magazine is seized.

It fell over as it was trying to avoid to hit a goat and it was after that the authorities in the town discovered that the tanker was loaded with illegal arms.

According to Dagmawi Tesera, AMMA reporter, the oil tanker truck was departed from Sudan. The driver is currently in custody but the report did not mention as to where the destination was. It says police is

Aragaw Azanaw, the town’s security office head, is cited as saying that police in the town is working with the community to control illegal circulation of fire arms but security authorities are not authorized to search oil tankers which is facilitating smuggling in arms.

Illegal circulation of arms is increasingly becoming a problem for authorities in Amhara and Oromo regions of Ethiopia since recent months.

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