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NDLEA Intercepts 1.2 Million Pills Of Tramadol In Kogi And Gombe States



The Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company (NDLEA) has intercepted 1, 205, 260 tablets of tramadol in Kogi and Gombe States in two totally different operations.

Naija Information gathered that that is because the company discloses that it arrested two members of the cartel that operates the actions of a drug syndicate between Nigeria, East Africa and Europe on the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport, Ikeja Lagos.

The event was contained in an announcement issued on Sunday by the company’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi in Abuja.

Babafemi disclosed that its operatives on the Lagos airport on Monday thirteenth March intercepted a member of the drug syndicate recognized as Ejezie Vitus Ifeanyi, through the screening of inward passengers on an Ethiopian Airline flight from Malawi by way of Addis Ababa on the arrival corridor.

He mentioned it was through the search it was found that one in all his two luggage has a false backside concealment.


The company within the assertion submitted that “Throughout a preliminary interview of the suspect, he confessed {that a} member of the syndicate was ready on the airport carpark to choose him up. An instantaneous follow-up operation led to the arrest of Chukwu Franco Vibrant, who was ready in a gray color Mercedes Benz C180 coupe, marked EKY 973 GQ to obtain the drug consignment.

“After his arrest, a correct search of the bag was performed earlier than the 2 suspects resulting in the restoration of three.00 kilograms of heroin. Findings reveal that the drug syndicate networks between Nigeria, and Malawi, Mozambique in East Africa and Europe. Whereas Chukwu who lives in Lagos is chargeable for the recruitment and coordination of the actions of mules on behalf of different members of the cartel primarily based in Mozambique and Malawi, one other set operates from the South-Jap a part of Nigeria.

“In the meantime, NDLEA operatives on the SAHCO export shed of the MMIA on Wednesday fifteenth March intercepted a jerrycan of palm oil going to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. On the level of examination, it was found that 600 grams of hashish sativa had been hid contained in the jerrycan of palm oil. A suspect, Tunde Ogunbowale who introduced the consignment for export to Dubai was instantly arrested. That is whilst try and export 2.7kg hashish packaged as a part of dried onions to Dubai by means of a postal service agency was pissed off by NDLEA officers connected to the courier firm, who seized a carton full of vibrant sachets of dried onions, used to hide the illicit consignment.

“In Kogi state, a complete of 530,160 tablets of tramadol and 99,000 tabs of diazepam had been seized alongside Okene-Abuja freeway from a bus driver, Suleiman Oyedokun, 41, coming from Onitsha, Anambra state and going to Kontagora in Niger State on Monday thirteenth March. Identical day, 576, 100 tablets of tramadol hid in luggage of rubber slippers had been intercepted by NDLEA officers at trailer storage, outdated mile 3 highway space of Gombe metropolis, Akko LGA, Gombe State. 4 suspects: Usman Suleiman; Ya’u Yusuf; Saidu Suleiman and Abubakar Umar have to this point been arrested in reference to the seizure.

“In Kaduna, 367 kilograms of hashish sativa had been recovered from a automobile with registration quantity FKJ141DX. Two suspects: Monday Suleiman, 62, and Sama’ila Mohammed, 30 had been arrested whereas a bribe of One Million Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N1,200,000) provided NDLEA officers had been documented as a part of reveals to prosecute the suspects.


“Operatives in Delta state additionally on Wednesday fifteenth March arrested an area feminine distiller of hashish sativa and dry gin, Ebi Akpotudua, 52, to provide a cocktail drink popularly often called monkey tail. She was arrested at Ugboroke by river highway, Warri with 19.5 litres of monkey tail and 22.2kg hashish.

“Chairman/Chief Government Officers of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) recommended the officers and males of MMIA, DOGI, Kogi, Gombe, Kaduna, and Delta Instructions for his or her professionalism and staying targeted. He charged them and their colleagues throughout the nation to accentuate the warmth on drug cartels.”


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