Efforts by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA to block access and availability of illicit substances have again led to the interception of a container bearing 4,996,200 capsules of tramadol weighing 2,498.2 kilograms at the Onne Port, Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
A statement released by Femi Babafemi, spokesperson of the NDLEA, said the seizure of the illicit drug concealed in 1,387 cartons on Tuesday, May 18, followed a joint examination by NDLEA operatives and Customs personnel on a container marked MRKU 0764717, which had since been on the Agency’s watch list.
In a related development, a 42-year-old Muntari Hamidu has been arrested in Nyibango, Jimeta, Yola, Adamawa state with 13 sacks of Cannabis Sativa weighing 166kg. This is just as 35-year-old Sani Musa was nabbed with16.1kg of skunk at Ngurore, Yola South LGA of the state. Both were arrested on Sunday 16th May, 2021.
Babafemi said 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.
By Jide N.