Immigration officials and employees, as well as individuals operating in the name of legal employment, were arrested for illegally receiving large sums of money from citizens who failed to comply with the law.
The National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) said in a statement to ETV: Officials and employees of the Bole International Airport branch of the Immigration Citizenship and Critical Events Agency have been illegally deporting individuals who do not comply with legal procedures and are not allowed to leave the country.
The National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) conducted a joint investigation with the Federal Police Commission’s Criminal Investigation Bureau team and arrested 21 individuals suspected of involvement in the crime.
A statement from the ministry said: Individuals organized under the auspices of the Employment Agency have been extorting large sums of money from citizens who work at Bole International Airport’s immigration branch if they are unable to leave the country legally.
A search of the home of three suspected immigration experts turned up more than one million birr and various bank books and documents, the statement said. Seven passports were also seized from the homes of three individuals suspected of trafficking in the name of employment agencies.
A total of 37 bank notebooks and various items used for their illegal activities were found in the suspects’ house. Further screening is underway.
Individuals acting on behalf of employers and employment agencies; According to the statement, there is evidence that immigration experts and leaders have made secret connections.
The benefit network has a high network and therefore provides ample opportunity for individuals seeking legal status and being barred from leaving the country; It is said to be a nuisance to citizens who do not leave the country legally and lose government revenue.
Sixteen of the suspects arrested by the National Intelligence and Security Service in collaboration with the Federal Police Commission’s Criminal Investigation Bureau are the leadership and members of the Immigration Citizenship and Critical Events Agency. The five were identified as employees of the Employment Coordinating Agency.
Meanwhile, the service said it had already broken up its network to prevent the suspects from using such an illegal chain to deport even members of the greedy junta group.
In this regard, the leadership and experts of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) are working with other security forces in all parts of the country, particularly in Tigray, Benishagul Gumuz and Afar regions, to ensure the country’s national security and stability, the statement said. He pointed out that tangible results have been achieved in this process.
The National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) said in a statement to ETV that efforts will be made to prosecute suspects at any level of responsibility and structure, regardless of their public or governmental responsibilities.
In addition, the community looks at individuals involved in such crimes; The service called on nearby security agencies to make the necessary arrangements.