NDLEA Nabs 3 Trans-Border Traffickers With 48,000 Tramadol Tabs in Adamawa

NDLEA Nabs 3 Trans-Border Traffickers With 48000 Tramadol Tabs in Adamawa, The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested three suspected trans-border drug traffickers with 48,000 tablets of 225mg Tramadol in Mubi, Adamawa.

This is contained in a statement by the Director Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi in Abuja. Babafemi said the suspects were apprehended while trying to smuggle the drugs into Cameroon Republic, adding that the agency also intercepted over 1,500 kilogrammes of imported Loud and other illicit substances in raids across Lagos and Edo States.

He said the suspects: Mohammed Hussaini, 32; Adamu Bella, 18, and Mohammed Umar, 18, were arrested at Tsamiya Junction, Madanya Road, Mubi North Local Government Area of Adamawa.

The spokesman said the suspects were arrested on Friday Jan. 28 with the exhibits concealed in the packets of another drug.

“When interviewed, they claimed the drugs were being taken to Bagira town along Nigeria-Cameroon border to be delivered to some Cameroonians for onward delivery to Maroua in Cameroon.

“This comes on the heels of a similar operation at Alaba Rago area of Lagos where operatives of the state command of the agency intercepted 1,200 parcels of imported Loud.

NDLEA Nabs 3 Trans-Border Traffickers With 48000 Tramadol Tabs in Adamawa


“A strong variant of cannabis suspected to have been smuggled into the state from a neighbouring country with a total weight of 1,229 kilogrammes,” he said.
In another raid on Wednesday Jan. 26, at Suru Alaba, Ajeromi-Ifelodun LGA, Lagos, operatives arrested one Ibrahim Musa, 25, with 18,530 tablets of Tramadol, Rohynol, Diazepam, Exol-5, and 138 bottles of Codeine.

Babafemi said that operatives at the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO) export shed of the Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja Lagos, during their routine cargo search intercepted a consignment of 22 international passports.

The passports, he said, comprised of six different countries concealed in a bag of granulated grain (Gari) among other food items at the MMIA, Ikeja Lagos.

“Nine of the passports were three each of the UK, France and Portugal, while the rest Nigeria – 8; Ghana – 4 and Cameroon – 1.

“Also at the airport, operatives equally recovered 12 parcels of cannabis weighing 4.95kg concealed in a carton of Golden Morn packaged for export through the SAHCO export shed.

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