NDLEA has confiscated 649300 tramadol at Airport , The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has confiscated 649,300 tramadol capsules at the Lagos International Airport.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has announced that its operatives have confiscated 649,300 capsules of tramadol at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, according to the agency.
NDLEA spokesperson Femi Babafemi stated on Sunday that €809,850 in cash believed to be the profits of illicit substances had been confiscated from two other individuals, according to the statement.
NDLEA has confiscated 649300 tramadol at Airport
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The suspect, identified as Nwadu Ekene Christian, was apprehended in connection with the seizure of the tramadol capsules, Babafemi said, adding that additional illicit narcotics, like as cannabis, were discovered at the airport.
The drugs were discovered at the Skyway Aviation Handling Company cargo storage at the airport on Wednesday, February 16th, by anti-narcotic authorities who discovered 649,300 capsules of tramadol 225mg weighing 460.95kg that had been imported from Pakistan via Addis Ababa and Ethiopian Airlines. It is stated in the announcement that “A suspect, Nwadu Ekene Christian, has been apprehended in connection with this seizure.”
Ms. Ayeki Happy, a female traveller who arrived at the airport from Italy on a Turkish Airlines aircraft, was detained with 69,850 Euros in cash concealed in her luggage on the same day.
The arrest came just four days after another woman, Precious Idahagbon, was apprehended with 740,000 euros in cash stashed in her luggage and unregistered upon her arrival at the airport from Vienna in Austria via Istanbul in Turkey.
Both cash seizures are currently under investigation to see if they are the proceeds of drug trafficking or other criminal activity.
An airport operative discovered a shipment of 131 packs of cannabis concealed in packages of black soap (Dudu-Osun) while clearing outbound cargo for the United Kingdom at the NAHCO export shed. The shipment was destined for the United Kingdom.
“This is in light of the fact that another cargo presented for export to Dubai, UAE at SAHCO shed was also intercepted after 30 packages of cannabis concealed in cartons of cornflakes were discovered in it.”
Officials from the Directorate of Operations and General Investigations (DOGI) in Lagos recently intercepted more than 6.5kg of Heroin, Khat, and Oxycodone packaged for export to the United States and Canada from a prominent courier firm in Lagos. “The drugs were hidden in shoes and carton walls,” says the author.
In another instance, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) reported that its officers apprehended Nasiru Abdulrahman, 34, with 476kg of cannabis in Kano on February 25.
On February 22, a 24-year-old man named Abdulmuminu Abubakar was allegedly apprehended in Kano’s Gidan Madara Mubi north LGA with 4,000 tramadol tablets weighing 225mg. He was charged with trafficking in controlled substances.
The arrest occurred “when Abubakar was traveling on a motorcycle to deliver the drugs in Bukula, Cameroon Republic,” according to Babafemi.
According to the statement, Buba Marwa, the chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, congratulated the operatives and encouraged them to step up efforts to ensure the eradication of drug cartels in Nigeria. Visit www.ndlea.gov.ng