The Ministry of Revenue announced that 200,000 birr was to be imported from Jijiga Customs today.

The suspect, who was trying to smuggle 200,000 birr from Ethiopia through Togowuchale, Somaliland, was arrested by a customs inspector.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the currency change is part of the government’s economic reform.

The currency exchange will also help curb illegal activities, corruption and smuggling.