Police Report: 33 Million Birr Worth of Fake Diamond for Sale


A person that prefers to go anonymous reported to police that some crooks with a fake diamond sell cheated him.

The person reported the cheaters sold him a fake diamond for 6 million ETB. The crooks told the buyer that the diamond is worth 33 million ETB.


Police announced that one of the five crooks that cheated the anonymous individual is now under arrest. Further investigation would be conducted to bring the remaining cheaters to justice, police indicated.

Police said that there were similar reports in Addis.

According to police crooks that claimed to have valuable minerals such as mercury, gold and diamond were cheating people.  This kind of crime has been rampant since 2007 police remarked, adding that effort has been exerted to bring the criminals to justice.