Houthi militia and Saleh loyalists stopped and held on to trucks filled with food items in Dhamar, as well as goods coming in from Aden’s port, in order to impose customs fees on them.
Yemen’s news agency, Saba, reported from a local source saying, “dozens of trucks loaded with food and various goods are currently detained in the border of the province, in front of a government complex run under the militia.”
This comes days after the militia built new offices for customs clearance of goods and food products at the entrances of Dhamar governorate south of the capital Sanaa.
The Houthis seek to reap the largest possible amount of financial resources, after the legitimate government’s decision to transfer the Central Bank of Yemen to the temporary capital Aden in an effort to dry up the financial support for the militia.
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