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Ethiopian Police arrested fugitive human trafficker, aids

Human Trafficker that INTERPOL has been hunting for is arrested in Ethiopia, with six of his aids

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Migrant boat capsizing. Photo screenshot from video

March 13, 2020

Ethiopian Federal Police disclosed on Friday that it had arrested a fugitive human trafficker and five of his aids in Ethiopia.  Police identified him as Kidane Zekarias Habtemariam – a man allegedly involved in human trafficking in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Sudan. 

He is known to INTERPOL (The International Criminal Police Organization), and that the organization has been searching for him for a long time, according to a report by Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC)

Federal Police investigation reveals that all six suspects are involved in founding an illegal body that operates trans-border human trafficking. 

The Human Trafficking network stretches from, says police as reported by EBC, the Horn of Africa to Europe. Police described the network as “complex and coordinated” that makes large amounts of money from migrants. 

INTERPOL and  Europol have been hunting for Kidane Zekarias whom the Federal police say is the primary suspect for a long time. 

Police did not disclose where exactly Kidane was arrested, but it is indicated that he was arrested sometime between February 11 and March 12. 

The investigation is underway the crime division of the Federal Police. However, the Attorney General, Addis Ababa Police Commission, National Information and Security, Intelligence Network Security Agency, Security Network, and Ethio-Telecom are involved in the investigation- according to EBC report. It is unclear why and how Ethio-Telecom is included in the investigation.

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  1. A fugitive that arrived in Addis Ababa from the Arab nations from the Middle East who was being hunted by the Addis Ababa police in Merkato area in Addis Ababa for being suspected of intentionally trafficking Covid-19 CoronaVirus from the Middle East to Ethiopia, got caught later on while traveling on a public bus within Wollo Amara region according to the Amara region’s especial forces spokesperson .

    The unprofessionals Addis Ababa police and the Federal police police are being accused of letting the individual exit Addis Ababa heading towards the Amara region so the Federal / Addis Ababa police themselves avoid being infected, at the same time the Amara region security apparatus camp get infected.

  2. Check his connections in those nations and I guarantee he is well connected with the criminal tplf; the elsa chirum and the refugee UNHCR.– all these people thieves must be prosecuted for the murders of all the East Africans.


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