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NDLEA Intercepts 3.1m Opioid Pills, Others In 6 States

Over 3.1 million opioid pills have been seized by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kano, Kogi, Abia, Lagos, Ogun, and Borno, respectively.

According to a statement made on Sunday in Abuja by NDLEA spokesperson Mr. Femi Babafemi, the agents had conducted raids in a few of the specified states throughout the previous week.

According to Babafemi, on Thursday, February 29, agents in Ogun found a 169 kilogram shipment of cannabis that had been left in a truck at the Sagamu tollgate.

He said their counterparts in Lagos seized 25 cartons of tramadol containing 325,000 pills in Ikeja the previous day, Wednesday, February 28.

“The same day, a suspect, Abdullahi Khalil, 42, was arrested and 2,745,000 capsules of pregabalin were recovered from him at Singer market, Sabon Gari area of Kano State.

“He was handed over to the Kano State command of the NDLEA by the Department of State Security Services, DSS, “he said.

Additionally, on Saturday, March 2, the Nigerian Army’s 243 Recce Battalion, Badagry, transferred 27 sacks containing 1,110 kg of cannabis sativa to the Seme Special Area Command of NDLEA after soldiers found them near the coastal hamlet of Ajido.

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A suspect, Hassan Muhammad, 34, was on Saturday, March 2, arrested with 44,950 pills of tramadol at the Moranti area of Borno, by the NDLEA operatives.

“In Abia, NDLEA operatives on Thursday, February 29 raided a drug joint at Cemetery Barracks, Aba, where Ifeanyi Uche, 37, was arrested with different quantities of cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine.

“Another raid was carried out at the abandoned Enyimba Hotel, Ogbor Hill, Aba, where illicit substances were seized and the suspects arrested on Friday, March 1, “he added.

In a related incident, on Friday, March 1, NDLEA officials conducting a stop and search operation along the Okene-Lokoja-Abuja expressway in Kogi stopped a commercial bus bearing the license plate GRM 347XA (Borno)

According to Babafemi, the bus was carrying 28 compacted blocks weighing 11 kg of cannabis sativa, also known as Indian hemp.

Also, 100 bottles of codeine-based cough syrup and 500 tablets of diazepam, all concealed in three plastic drums covered with cattle fats, heading to Jos, Plateau, were intercepted by the officials of the NDLEA.

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