The Customs Commission of Ethiopia today announced arresting three GIZ employees for abusing diplomatic privilege and importing worth 219.4 million birr (close to $7.7 million) goods without paying tax. “We don’t believe that GIZ, which has been doing many development projects in Ethiopia, is engaged in this illegal trade. He stated that qll the three arrested employees of GIZ are Ethiopian nationals. Then they produced fake documents with fake stamps of GIZ and transit company (ICAS) to import ten times more (4,100 kilograms of goods). In recent years contraband trade including trafficking of illegal weapons, medicines have been major headlines in Ethiopia.
Source: Ethiopian News April 24, 2019 10:02 UTC