The ministry claims the alleged tax evasion to be in amount of 14 billion Ethiopian Burrs.
How did it establish the case? The cases of tax evasion are established after conducting an audit,says the ministry, and 57 businesses are transferred to the department of criminal investigation and their case is to be prosecuted in court.
64 individuals already appeared in court, Fanatic cited Branch Abbe as saying.
She is also cited as saying that suspects of the tax evasion are mostly distributors and importers. Only 30 of business people in custody are in the retail business, according to the report.