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Ethiopian police seize weapons smuggled from Sudan

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By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

October 13, 2012 (ADDIS ABABA) - Ethiopian security forces have seized hundreds of illegal weapons smuggled into the horn of Africa nation from neighboring Sudan, federal police said on Saturday.

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Metema twon, Ethiopia (Google map)

Ethiopian police in collaboration with regional border guards confiscated the weapons in Metama town in the Amhara region which borders the Blue Nile state of Sudan.

“Police have seized a total of 481 pistols and 13,000 bullets” Fekadu Berhe of the Ethiopia’s Federal Police Media and Communication Department told Sudan Tribune.

The added that a number of smugglers have been arrested during the operations without giving an exact figure.

It is not yet clear if the smugglers belong to any rebel groups. Other than confirming that the smugglers were all Ethiopian nationals, police officials declined to give further details saying the case is under investigation.

The federal police also say they have managed to intercept large amount of arms of various types during the past few months. Metema has long been a gateway for arms smugglers who attempt to cross Ethiopia via the Sudanese borders by hiding on cars and trucks.

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  • 14 October 2012 07:16, by abraham

    Watch out Ethiopian the radical Islamist are coming your way. They hated peace, they are going there to cause more chaos. Mohammad(self claimed prophet of Allah) what have you brought to this world?

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    • 14 October 2012 20:47, by Wolleyewu

      It has nothing to do with Radical Islamism. Donot try to get others (freedom seekers) confused. its rediculous and futile attempt to misinform Ethiopians. It is not uncommon to smuggle weapons through borders. TPLF/Woyane before climbing to the ladder of power while they were gorrila fighter they employed the same strategy so nothing is strange.Our goal is to remove Woyane if it worths we can do i

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      • 17 October 2012 17:42, by henok

        Welleyewu,
        But you are a feeble, ball-less bokbaka who can never go to the bush and fight. Yousimply fight with word burying yourself at the back of an old computer. TPLF is an aggressively brilliant organization that knows how to fight and win. You wordy. Shut up and so your parking lot job there. Fesam

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  • 14 October 2012 07:46, by 4Justice

    It will soon become apparent that Sudan is source of all islamic terrorism and distabilisation of the entire sub Saharan Africa. El Bashir and his diabolical cohorts are seasoned terrorists who have mastered the art of deception and manipulations just like their father satan.

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    • 14 October 2012 10:19, by mohammed ali

      Ethiopia has keep open eyes on the BN state borders as the rebells of the so called SPLA/N had turned out into bandits smuggling weapons &ammunitions to creat anarchy & violence in the area.

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    • 14 October 2012 20:58, by Wolleyewu

      Shut your mouth! You are not qualified to suggest nonsense to the wise nation of Ethiopia. We are capable of dealing our own domestic issues. The only terrest we’ve got in the horn of africa mainly in Ethiopia is TPLF/Woyane that involved in disstablising, aribtrarily arresting, torturing and excuting innocent citizens for the last two decades. Your days are numbered wild and uncivilized creatures

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      • 16 October 2012 10:12, by Ruach

        Ante Woleyeweu/Wollo lij!Be ethiopia fikir alchenafual,gin ye ethiopia limat ke Derge alchenefual!Yeante chinkilat betam shigir alew!You got a problem to claim about EPRDF who brought lot of dev’ts in Ethiopia.Stop yene guadegna

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        • 16 October 2012 11:43, by Wolleyewu

          Rauch thank you for your comment in broken amharic at your level best. Let alone you Sudanes even us Ethiopians couldn’t get the hearts and minds of Tigreans be it Tigray from Mekelle or Eriteria. By the way both of them are Tigray they are confusing the entire world as two nation, they speak tigrigna share common language and posses evil hearts and minds.So stay away from them for your wellbeing.

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      • 17 October 2012 17:45, by henok

        Welleyewu,
        "your days are numbered" haha ho many days? You losers, you have been saying this for the last 21 years. But nothing. Fesam

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  • 14 October 2012 09:11, by Northern Sudanese

    keep dreaming 4shit

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