Ethiopia seized 4,000 kilograms of cannabis

Seized cannabis in Assela. Photo credit : Fana broadcasting Corporate

May 18, 2019

4,000 kilograms of cannabis is seized as it was heading to Nazareth (Adama), a city 100 kilometers southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, reported on Saturday state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate.

It originated from Shashemane and was caught in Asela town, according to Commander Tesfaye Degefa, head of the town’s crime control head, who spoke it Fana broadcasting.

Smugglers attempted to conceal the 40 quintals of cannabis with loads of furushca, cattle feed made from oilseed byproducts

The driver and his assistant are in custody for investigation.

Drug and illegal firearms trafficking have become a serious challenge to prime minister Abiy Ahmed’s administration so much so that the Ethiopian parliament had to legislate a tougher law in recent weeks.

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