NDLEA intercepts 4.9m tramadol capsules at Onne Port


 Story from Kenneth AFOR, Lagos

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted a container of 4,996,200 capsules of Tramadol weighing 2,498.2kg at the Onne Port, Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

The seizure, according to Babafemi was concealed in 1,387 cartons on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, after a joint inspection by NDLEA operatives and Customs personnel on the said container marked MRKU 0764717, which had since been on the Agency’s watch list.

Elsewhere, a 42-year-old Muntari Hamidu has been arrested in Nyibango, Jimeta, Yola, Adamawa state with 13 sacks of cannabis Sativa weighing 166kg.

Also, a 35-year-old Sani Musa was arrested with16.1kg of skunk at Ngurore, Yola South LGA of the state.

Both were arrested on Sunday, May 16, 2021, according to the statement.

“On the same day, a team of NDLEA operatives from Ondo State Command also arrested one James Godspower with 36.5kg of cannabis Sativa in Faloye, Ogbese, Akure North LGA of Ondo State.

“Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brigadier General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) in his reaction, lauded the renewed synergy between the Agency and other security agencies in its operations, even as he commended the officers and men of the Port Harcourt Port Command as well as those of Adamawa and Ondo state Commands for their resilience and commitment to work while charging them to remain vigilant,” Babafemi stated.


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