Ethiopian Security Intercepts Smuggled Weapons in Tigray
May 17, 2018 - Ethiopian Police intercepted more than 350 pistols being smuggled into Ethiopia via Sudan, according to FBC.
According to the report, the weapons were seized yesterday at Awrora village, Tsegedie woreda in Tigray regional state.
The real origin of the shipment and the intended receipients are still unknown. Ethiopia has in the past accused Eritrea for incursions and support for domestic opposition in Amhara and Oromia regions.
Capitan Eshete Awoke, head of Tsegedie woreda security office told EBC yesterday that the pistols were intercepted as a result of the joint efforts of security forces and defense army.
Police is investigating the driver of the Isuzu that carried the weapons and his assistant.