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Three Women, Others Arrested As NDLEA Intercepts 2.7m Tramadol In Lagos State

Three Women, Others Arrested As NDLEA Intercepts 2.7m Tramadol In Lagos State

Three Women, Others Arrested As NDLEA Intercepts 2.7m Tramadol In Lagos State

Three Women, Others Arrested As NDLEA Intercepts 2.7m Tramadol In Lagos State

Agents of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have seized no less than two million seven hundred and fifty (2,750,000) Tramadol 225mg tablets weighing 1,650 kg and valued at one billion three hundred and seventy-five million Naira (N1, 375,000,000).

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According to agency spokesperson Femi Babafemi, who made this announcement on July 31 in a statement, the shipment of 55 cartons of the Tramadol Tapentadol and Carisoprodol types was confiscated on Saturday, July 30, during inspection of container number SUDU 7538656 as a result of reliable information.

This follows similar operations by anti-narcotic officials at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, which in the previous week prevented attempts by drug traffickers to export a variety of psychoactive substances through the Lagos airport to London, UK, and Dubai, UAE. At least five suspects have been taken into custody in relation to the attempts thus far.

Three Women, Others Arrested As NDLEA Intercepts 2.7m Tramadol In Lagos State

On Monday 25th July, a Dubai, UAE-bound passenger Ms. Ebhodaghei Gloria Osenemeshen was intercepted during the outward clearance of travelers 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.

She however claimed that the bag was given to her by someone who she passed the night in his house before coming to the airport to help deliver it to another person in Dubai.

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The following day, Tuesday 26th July, a total of 50 blocks of cannabis Sativa with a total weight of 27.1kg concealed inside the large quantity of crayfish going to London, UK as part of a consolidated cargo 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 inside bitter leaf in her luggage while attempting to board a Rwanda Air flight to UAE via Kigali.

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The mother of one who hails from Oghara in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State said she was into selling menswear before she decided to travel to Dubai to expand her clothing business. She claimed her ex-boyfriend that lives in Dubai, requested her to bring the bag, which contains the illicit substance along with foodstuff.

Three Women, Others Arrested As NDLEA Intercepts 2.7m Tramadol In Lagos State

In the same vein, 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. The consignment had earlier come in from Sierra Leone on a Royal Air Moroc flight.

In Adamawa state, four notorious drug dealers in Konkol and Belel, two villages at Nigeria – Cameroon border have been arrested for exporting and retailing Tramadol and importing Diazepam into the country. The suspects include Kabiru Ahmadu; Eric Emil; Abdulmumini Bapetel and Alphonsus Yusuf.

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A total of 59.018kg of Tramadol, Diazepam, Exol-5, Cannabis Sativa, and two jerry cans of formalin substance (Suck & Die) were recovered from them.

In Kebbi, no less than 4,010 ampoules of pentazocine injection were seized on Friday 29th July when a commercial vehicle with registration number Sokoto RBA 220 XA was intercepted along Yawuri – Kebbi road and two suspects: Muktar Yunusa, 26, and Lukman Aliyu, 30, arrested. Similarly, a raid operation in the Oko-Olowo area of Ilorin on Tuesday 26th July led to the arrest of Onaolapo Zakariyau, 50, with 79kg of Cannabis Sativa.

Three Women, Others Arrested As NDLEA Intercepts 2.7m Tramadol In Lagos State

Also in Abuja, no fewer than 90 blocks of cannabis (48.2kg) and 700grams of methamphetamine were intercepted at the Jabi motor park while at least a suspect has been arrested in connection with the drug exhibits.

And in Kano, 51 suspects were arrested in a raid at Sky restaurant in the Nasarawa area of the state on Friday 29th July. The suspects were caught with various quantities of cannabis and codeine-based cough syrup.

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In his reaction to the arrests and seizures, Chairman of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) commended the officers and men of Apapa seaport, MMIA, Adamawa, Kebbi, Kwara, Kano, and FCT Commands for their vigilance and commitment.

He urged them and their colleagues across the country not to rest on their oars but to remain resolute in pursuit of the Agency’s goal of ridding Nigeria of illicit substances.

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