The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has intercepted One Million Seven Hundred and Sixty Thousand Four Hundred and Sixty (1,760,460) pills of Tramadol and other opioids. The agency said that some of the seized drugs were hidden in packs of Indomie noodles.
Three persons, namely Olaleye Adeola, a freight forwarding agent; Akunne Chibuzor Tochukwu, a trader at Balogun Market, in Lagos; and one Oke Abosede Ronke, a porter, were arrested over their links to come of the seized substances.
The NDLEA equally arrested three other suspects, namely Taofeek Yusuf; Ifeanyi Okorie, and Israel Nwachukwu over their links to the 113 bags of cannabis sativa intercepted around Ajah, in Lagos State.
In Gombe, the operatives arrested a truck driver Umar Hassan, 28, for transporting 1,154,500 pills of Tramadol, Rohypnol and Exol from Onitsha, in Anambra State to Gombe State.
In Edo State, the NDLEA arrested Alfred Vratombo, 32, who disguises as a policeman to beat security checks while conveying 29 bags of Cannabis Sativa.
Similarly, in Kano, operatives apprehended one Chucks Kalu, a suspected drug dealer, who attempted to smuggle 26kgs of cannabis concealed inside packs of blenders to Kano State. Another suspect arrested by the NDLEA is Rabilu Sa’ad Abubakar,42. He was found with 1,980 bottles of Cough syrup containing codeine.
In Bauchi state, the agency apprehended Muhammed Ahmed, 40, for possessing 288 blocks of cannabis sativa. The operatives in Delta State, discovered an underground drug bunk located in three-bedroom bungalow building owned by one Okrika Kingsley Ozioma, who is currently on the run.
In Oyo state, a suspect, Yusuf Ayinde, 40, was arrested with 50.4kgs Cannabis in his residence at Idi-Ose via Amuloko, Ona-Ara LGA