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Ethiopia: Police seized illegal firearms hoarded in small shoe repair store

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Seized firearms. Source : EBC

April 10, 2020

Addis Ababa Police Commission disclosed on Friday that it had seized illegal firearms hoarded in a small shore repair store in Addis Ketema sub-city in the capital.

According to Addis Ababa Police, and as reported by state media – Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), it has seized one machinegun and seven AK-47 rifles.

Two suspects whose names are undisclosed are in custody and appeared in court.

Commander Getaneh Bekele, Crime and Traffic Accident Investigation Division Head, is cited as saying that an investigation is underway to determine the origin and purpose of the illegal firearm.

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  1. I hope the investigators will be able to pry critical information out of these merchants of blood bath. There must be a ring, a network with a long arm capable of obtaining such military level guns. It can’t be just a small time gun smuggler. It must Have a regime backing outside the country. You would be wondering how many of such army weapons have already slipped thru the system. You would also be forced to ask the question as to who needs such military level guns. For me these bigots who have a long running dream of founding their own fiefdoms are the primary fetchers of such arsenal. Next in line would be those faith based extremists of all sorts. This is very worrisome.


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