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NDLEA intercepts 2.75m Tramadol tabs, London, Dubai-bound drugs in Lagos


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted more than 2,750,000 tablets of Tramadol 225mg.

Weighing 1,650 kilograms and worth N1,375billion, the tabs were discovered at the Apapa port in Lagos.

The consignment packed in 55 cartons of Tapentadol and Carisoprodol types of Tramadol was seized during examination of a container no SUDU 7538656 on Saturday.

However, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, agents busted traffickers attempting to export psychoactive substances to London and Dubai.

On 25th July, a Dubai, UAE bound passenger Ms. Ebhodaghei Gloria Osenemeshen was intercepted during the outward clearance of travellers on Rwanda Air via Kigali to Dubai.

Discovered in her luggage were sachets of Tramadol 225mg concealed inside gari, a cassava product packed among other foodstuffs.

The suspect claimed that the bag was given to her by someone who she passed the night in his house before.

On 26th July, 50 blocks of cannabis sativa, weighing 27.1kg and concealed inside large quantity of crayfish going to London, were seized at the SAHCO export shed.

The same day, a Dubai-bound female passenger, Emebradu Previous Rachael, was arrested with 1.8kg cannabis packed in her luggage. She was to board Rwanda Air flight to UAE via Kigali.

The mother of one who hails from Oghara in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State sells men’s wears.

Rachael claimed that her ex-boyfriend living in Dubai requested her to bring the bag, which contains the illicit substance along with foodstuff.

Also operatives at the NAHCO import shed of the airport on Saturday 30th July evacuated cartons of khat leaf with a total weight of 51.50kg. They came in from Sierra Leone on Royal Air Moroc flight.

In Adamawa state, four drug dealers in Konkol and Belel, two villages at Nigeria-Cameroon border were arrested for exporting and retailing Tramadol and importing Diazepam.

A total of 59.018kg Tramadol, Diazepam, Exol-5, Cannabis Sativa and two jerry cans of formalin substance (suck & die) were recovered from Kabiru Ahmadu, Eric Emil, Abdulmumini Bapetel and Alphonsus Yusuf..

In Kebbi, 4,010 ampoules of pentazocine injection were seized on Friday 29th July. Muktar Yunusa, 26 and Lukman Aliyu, 30, arrested.

Furthermore, a raid operation in Oko-Olowo area of Ilorin on Tuesday 26th July led to the arrest of Onaolapo Zakariyau, 50, with 79kg cannabis sativa.

In Abuja, 90 blocks of cannabis (48.2kg) and 700grams of methamphetamine were intercepted at the Jabi motor park while. One suspect is in custody.

In Kano, 51 suspects were arrested in a raid at Sky restaurant in Nasarawa area of the State on Friday, 29th July.

NDLEA intercepts 2.75m Tramadol tabs, London, Dubai-bound drugs in Lagos

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