No less than Two Million Seven Hundred and Fifty (2,750,000) tablets of Tramadol 225mg weighing 1,650 kilograms worth One Billion Three Hundred and Seventy Five Million Naira (N1, 375, 000,000) have been captured at the Apapa Port in Lagos by agents of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
The transfer stuffed in 55 containers of Tapentadol and Carisoprodol sorts of Tramadol was seized during assessment of a compartment number SUDU 7538656 on Saturday 30th July following sound knowledge.
Head of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi who spread the word about this in an explanation said the capture comes closely following comparable endeavors by hostile to opiate officials at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja that upset offers by drug dealers to send out different psychoactive substances to London, UK and Dubai, UAE through the Lagos air terminal in the previous week.
He said, “In any event, five suspects have so far been captured in association with the endeavors.
“On Monday 25th July, a Dubai, UAE bound traveler Ms. Ebhodaghei Gloria Osenemeshen was caught during the outward freedom of voyagers on Rwanda Air by means of Kigali to Dubai.
“Found in her gear were sachets of Tramadol 225mg hid inside gari, a cassava item pressed among different staples.
“She anyway guaranteed that the pack was given to her by somebody who she spent the night in his home prior to coming to the air terminal to help convey to someone else in Dubai.
“The next day, Tuesday 26th July, a sum of 50 blocks of pot sativa with a complete load of 27.1kg covered inside huge amount of crawfish going to London, UK as a feature of a solidified freight were seized at the SAHCO trade shed.
“Same day, a Dubai bound female traveler, Emebradu Previous Rachael, was captured with 1.8kg weed pressed inside harsh leaf in her baggage while endeavoring to load up Rwanda Air trip to UAE by means of Kigali.
“The mother of one who hails from Oghara in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State said she was into selling of men’s wears before she chose to make a trip to Dubai to extend her dress business.
“She asserted her ex that lives in Dubai, mentioned her to bring the sack, which contains the illegal substance alongside food item”.
Along these lines, agents at the NAHCO import shed of the air terminal on Saturday 30th July emptied containers of khat leaf with a complete load of 51.50kg.
The transfer had before rolled in from Sierra Leone on Royal Air Moroc flight.
In Adamawa state, four famous street pharmacists in Konkol and Belel, two towns at Nigeria – Cameroon line have been captured for sending out and retailing Tramadol and bringing Diazepam into the country.
The suspects include: Kabiru Ahmadu; Eric Emil; Abdulmumini Bapetel and Alphonsus Yusuf.
A sum of 59.018kg Tramadol, Diazepam, Exol-5, Cannabis Sativa and two jerry jars of formalin substance (Suck and Die) were recuperated from them.
In Kebbi, something like 4,010 ampoules of pentazocine infusion were held onto on Friday 29th July when a business vehicle with enlistment number Sokoto RBA 220 XA was captured along Yawuri – Kebbi street and two suspects: Muktar Yunusa, 26 and Lukman Aliyu, 30, captured.
Likewise, a strike activity in Oko-Olowo area of Ilorin on Tuesday 26th July prompted the capture of Onaolapo Zakariyau, 50, with 79kg weed sativa.
Likewise in Abuja, no less than 90 blocks of pot (48.2kg) and 700grams of methamphetamine were caught at the Jabi engine park while essentially a suspect has been captured regarding the medication displays.
What’s more, in Kano, 51 suspects were captured in a strike at Sky café in Nasarawa region of the state on Friday 29th July. The suspects were gotten with different amounts of marijuana and codeine based hack syrup.
In his response to the captures and seizures, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) complimented the officials and men of Apapa seaport, MMIA, Adamawa, Kebbi, Kwara, Kano, and FCT Commands for their carefulness and responsibility.
He asked them and their partners the nation over not to lay on their paddles but rather stay unfaltering in quest for the Agency’s objective of freeing Nigeria of illegal substances.