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By Adedapo Adesanya

The seizure of 9.5 million Tramadol tablets and Exol 5 value over N5 billion in Abuja, Lagos and Edo States has been lauded by the Chairman of the Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company (NDLEA), Mr Buba Marwa.

In an announcement issued on Sunday by the spokesman of the company, Mr Femi Babafemi, it was said that the pharmaceutical opioids have been confiscated on the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport (MMIA) Ikeja, Lagos in an operation carried out in collaboration with the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS).

Mr Marwa counseled his officers and males for the working relationship with different safety companies within the nation, charging them to not relaxation on their oars.

As for the medicine, the assertion stated, “Of the determine, 214 cartons of Tramadol 225 beneath 10 completely different model names, which translate to 9, 219, 400 tablets weighing 6, 384.5kg, with an estimated road worth of N4, 609, 700, 000 have been transferred on Tuesday, March 29.

“That is alongside the seizure of 85 cartons of dried Khat leaves with a complete weight of 1, 327.35kg by the Nigerian Customs on the MMIA Command of NDLEA as an emblem of the synergy between the 2 regulation enforcement companies.

“In Abuja, about 228,740 tablets and capsules of Tramadol and Exol 5 have been intercepted on Friday, April 1, at Abaji space of the FCT. The truck conveying the medicine was loaded in Lagos heading to Kano.

“Although the truck driver escaped into the bush in the course of the search of the car, two of his assistants; Usman Abdulmumini, 23, and Aminu Ahmad, 22, have been arrested.”

In the meantime, three-drug joints have been raided at Wire highway, Benin Metropolis, and Uromi city in Esan Central LGA of Edo the place 188 pinches of Cocaine and Heroin have been recovered with 5 suspects arrested.

The company stated that one Mr Harrison Odion, a patent drugs vendor was arrested with 70 bottles of codeine-based cough syrup in one other raid in Okada city, Edo state.

The assertion stated that 9,638 Tramadol capsules; 16,843 tablets of Exol-5; 80 tablets of Diazepam and 62 ampules of Diazepam injection have been seized, including that NDLEA operatives within the state additionally destroyed seven clusters of dry season Hashish Sativa farms in Okpuje Forest alongside the banks of River Ose totalling 3.124998 hectares.

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