The Ministry of Revenue announced that the new Customs Commission is doing its job by focusing on places of the illegal transfer of money.
Communication director of the ministry, Addisu Yirga, said: It was difficult to get information about the illegal money transaction due to the fact that this kind of crime was committed by a chain of many people.
Currently, the Newly created Customs Commission team, which is under the Ministry is in the process of identifying the illegal money transfer chain and taking legal actions with the help of Ethiopian Security Agency. This has led to the arrest of millions of foreign money and traffickers.
According to Mr. Adisu, the major centers of the illegal money trafficking are Togo Chale and Afar corners, which are located across the country. He also added that many illegal money transfers have been seized by the Customs Branch Office of the Bole International Airport.
The Communication Director of the Minister of Revenue, Addisu Yirga also said the Ethiopian airline staff members and flight attendants who participated in the work were arrested and taken to the court.
In order to control and stop the source of the illegal money transfer, it has been working in collaboration with the concerned persons located in Dire Dawa, Afar, Somali, Semi Oromia, Harari, South, and Benishangul Regions by organizing different forums.
The Customs Commission is working hard by collaborating with the customs clearing agents with an understanding of the security measures and principles, to become successful in the process of stopping the illegal money transfer in Ethiopia.