NDLEA busts drug syndicate, seizes N5bn worth of Tramadol

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 Lagos, Jan. 15, 2023 – The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Sunday said it had busted another Tramadol cartel and seized over N5 billion worth of the drugs in a warehouse in Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos State.

Femi Babafemi, the Spokesman for the agency, said this in a statement on Sunday.

He said two of the drug dealers were also arrested.

Babafemi said the men of the Agency also uncovered a laboratory in Sagamu, Ogun State, where several equipment and various quantities of illicit substances used to mass produce the dangerous new psychoactive substance were recovered on Saturday 14th January 2023.

“The drug cartels took the first heat on Tuesday 10th January from determined officers of the Agency who intercepted an imported consignment of Loud, a strong variant of cannabis, weighing 4, 878.72 kilograms along Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.

“After a near fatal encounter with some suspected fake security agents escorting the drugs, the NDLEA operatives succeeded in recovering the consignment with a white truck marked BDG 548 XX conveying it.

“This was followed by the seizure of 121,630 pills of pharmaceutical opioids and some quantity of Molly from a dealer, Charles Okeke on Wednesday 11th January at Idumota area of Lagos Island,” he said. (GBN)

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