Drug War In Nigeria: NDLEA Intercepts 21,800 Tramadol Tablets, Others

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has intercepted 21,800 tablets of tramadol in Adamawa and Edo. This is contained in a statement by the spokesperson of the agency, Mr Femi Babafemi and made available to newsmen in Abuja.

Babafemi said that a suspect, Sahabi Mohammed, 39, was arrested in connection with 8,800 satchets of tramadol tablets in Adamawa. He said that N60,000 counterfeit notes were found on the suspect while another suspect, Bala Umar, was also arrested on Wednesday.

He said that 2.850kg cannabis sativa and 825 litres of formalin popularly known as ‘Suck and Die’ were also intercepted at Anguwar Laka in Numan Local Government Area of the state. Meanwhile, in Edo, a Toyota Previa bus marked NER 460 XA conveying 13,000 pills of tramadol and diazepam was intercepted along Ewohimi road enroute Ekiti state.

He said the driver of the vehicle, Femi Oluwadar was taken into custody on Friday. Similarly, another suspect, Ahmed Rafi’u, 34, was arrested with 84 blocks of compressed cannabis weighing 43.200kg, by operatives in Kogi.

He said 381.1kg of the same substance was recovered from three suspects travelling in a Sienna bus in Anambra. “The culprits were Innocent Saturday; Sunday Asuquo and Akpan Asukuma. They were arrested by a combined patrol team of security agents comprising NDLEA operatives and other security agencies at Nnobi in Anambra,” Babafemi said.

Source: NAN

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