3,300 kilograms of cannabis seized in Ethiopia

first_imgKenya: Over 300 Elephant Tusks Seized Rolls of bhang PHOTO FILE Rolls of bhang PHOTO FILEEthiopian authorities seized 3,300 kilograms of cannabis in a biggest major drug bust in years, the state affiliated media outlet Fana Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) reported.The cannabis was being transported in the trunk of a freight vehicle on Monday morning,  in the outskirts of the capital city, Addis Ababa, and was seized by a combined task force of federal police and custom officers.FBC further reported the driver of the freight has been put in custody, pending completion of investigation into the origin of the cannabis.In recent years, Ethiopia has toughened its anti-illegal drug laws and cracked down on individuals trading in illegal drugs.In April 2019, Ethiopian authorities disclosed they have seized more than 48 kilograms of cocaine while being smuggled into a third destination country during an eight months period.Related Talk Africa: Industrializing Africacenter_img Ethiopia welcomes Africa’s first private ICT training hublast_img