Africa-Press – Ethiopia. The Addis Ababa Police commission announced today that it has seized flammable materials and chemicals hidden in an individual’s shop who is believed to be one of the agents of the group.
The Police said in a statement that they have found the chemicals and inflammable materials hidden under commodities in the shop owned by Mohammed Hassan, who is now resides in Saudi Arabia.
According to Police, the individual had been serving as an agent of the terrorist TPLF before the national reform using his trade license under the cover of “Flammable Materials Retail Trade.”
During that time, he was engaged in a grand money laundering activity by establishing strong network with leaders of the group, it added.
After the reform, he has been engaged in commodities retailer business activities by changing his trade license, the statement stated.
The intelligence and security forces after close investigation have seized huge amount of inflammable materials and chemicals by searching the shop located in Woreda 5 of Nifas Silk Lafto Sub city.
In related news, Police have also detained two suspects while illegally transferring 13 million Birr.
Girmay Nikuse Teklay and Yazew Kebebew Woredofa were arrested while transferring 13 million Birr from the saving account of Gezai Adhanom Beitta, who has deposited 40 million Birr, to the account of Girmay Nikuse Teklay by using driving license issued in Mekele, it said.
Bank checks, a number of bank books and ATMs were also seized along with the suspects, the statement added.
The Addis Ababa Police commission has been thwarting attempts of illegal activities in the city in collaboration with the National Intelligent and Security Service.