Jigjiga(cakaaranews)Sunday, 22, October 2017. Federal revenues and customs authority of Jigjiga branch with collaboration of security agencies seized an illegal foreign currency which is from the capital city of the country Addis Ababa. This contraband hard currency is supposed to pass illegally through Ethio-Somali region to Wajale town of Somalia republic being intended to return back illegally again to the country in an illegal circulation.
This illegal hard currency was seized at Babile town being transported illegally by a caster bus which its plate number is code (3) A29482 A.A with a driver called Tadious Walde and also at wajale town with a different car.
According to Mr. Ahmed Ugas, deputy manager of revenues and customs authority at Jigjiga branch said, "the amount of this seized illegal hard currency at Babile is US Dollar 1,722,652, Saudi Riyal 580,509, UAE Dirham 32,750, and Qatar Riyal 1,851 whereas at Wajale towna sum of 31,664 USD was captured". He also added that all of those illegal currencies held were kept or deposited in national commercial bank of Jigjiga branch. Besides that, the driver of the vehicle and the owners of the currency are now in the hands of police going under investigation.