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NDLEA Intercepts Three Trailer Loads of Opioids

Joel Osaigbovo Aluge, Reporting

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted three trailer loads of opioids comprising three million four hundred and fifty thousand (3,450,000) pills and three hundred and forty-four thousand (344,000) bottles of codeine syrup at Abule-Ado in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos state where three suspects were also arrested in connection with the seizure.

That’s a significant interception. It underscores the ongoing battle against drug trafficking and abuse. Such actions are crucial in preventing the illegal distribution of opioids and protecting communities from their harmful effects.

The NDLEA’s interception of three trailer loads of opioids, including millions of pills and bottles of codeine syrup, along with the arrest of three suspects, is a significant step in combating drug trafficking and abuse. It demonstrates the agency’s commitment to safeguarding communities from the devastating effects of illegal drugs.

NDLEA’s Director of Media & Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday, said the NDLEA operatives on Tuesday 7th May arrested a suspect, Nwankwo Ejike in Coker area of Lagos where 100 litres of codeine syrup were recovered from him while 60 litres of the same substance were seized from Clinton Akinye in the same area same day. Not less than 37.5kg of cannabis sativa loaded in a Toyota Camry car was recovered from another suspect, Adegbola Segun, 47, when the car was intercepted at Mile 12 area of Lagos on Monday 6th May.

Another consignment of opioids consisting of 59,106 pills of tramadol and different quantities of codeine syrup and rohypnol being taken across the border to Garua, Cameroon was intercepted by NDLEA officers on Monday 6th May along Mubi-Yola road, Adamawa state. Two suspects linked to the drugs: Abubakar Auwal, 39, and Adamu Abubakar, 25, (a.k.a Bamanga), a trans-border trafficker who was to take the consignment from Mubi across to Cameroon were promptly arrested.

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