Cash smuggling in Ethiopia has risen after the raid on black market operators and investigations on corrupt individuals. In order to stop the smuggling operations, police has been conducting unscheduled searches at city borders. The searches have been paying off in confiscating smuggled goods, guns and money. The latest sudden searches at Adama and Asosa were successful as the authorities were able to seize Ninety thousand dollars and Twelve thousand dollars respectively. The increasing amount of smuggled money in Ethiopia is an alarming and controversial issue.