NDLEA intercepts 1.1 million Tramadol tabs in Kaduna, others in Lagos, Kano – The Sun Nigeria

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it intercepted 1.1 million tablets of tramadol (225mg and 100mg) in Kaduna State.

The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr. Femi Babafemi, said so in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

Babafemi, who said three suspects had been arrested in connection with the drugs seized in Zaria, added that the drugs weighed 38.3 kg.

He named the suspects Saifullahi Sani, Salisu Nafi’u and Abdulrazaq Mamman,

Meanwhile, anti-narcotics officers at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu arrested a 50-year-old man, Mgbeobuna Eberechukwu, for ingesting 77 cocaine lozenges.

Babafemi said the suspect was arrested on August 6, after arriving from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on an Ethiopian airline flight.

He said the suspect, from Idemili South LGA, Anambra, passed out all 77 casings of the illicit drug in eight excretions spanning four days.

In another development, a suspected drug trafficker, Saratu Abdullahi, 28, from Kano State, was arrested in Hotoro with 541 blocks of cannabis weighing 245 kg.

Additionally, in Lagos, NDLEA officers recovered a total of 1,773.25 kg of cannabis sativa from Ebutte-Meta and Akala in the Mushin areas in separate raids between August 9 and 10.

“At the Tincan Seaport in Lagos, 86 packages of cannabis indica (Colorado) weighing 43 kg were recovered from a 40-foot container during a joint examination with customs and other security agencies.

“The illegal shipment seized on Friday came from Toronto via Montreal, Canada and concealed in two drums inside a Mercedes Benz SUV in the container.

“In Abia, two suspects: Nnanna Ijo, 58, and Orji Uguru, 29, were arrested on Friday with various amounts of cannabis, heroin and cocaine in Nde-Agbai, Abiriba.

“This was a week after a Nnanna was released from custody for a similar offense committed in June 2022,” he said.

Babafemi reported that the President, NDLEA, retired Brigadier General. Buba Marwa commended the officers and men of the AIIA, Tincan, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos and Abia commands for the seizures and arrests.

Marwa urged them and their compatriots across the country to always stay one step ahead of the drug cartels. (NOPE).

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