- NDLEA has seized 18.8kg of tramadol in Lagos State.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted a total of 34,950 tramadol and diazepam capsules weighing 18.8kg in Lagos.
The NDLEA made the disclosure via a statement on Saturday.
The statement, which was signed by NDLEA Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, was titled ‘NDLEA seizes 34,950 tramadol, diazepam capsules going to Borno in Lagos’.
The NDLEA noted that the drugs suspected to be transported to insurgents’ camps in Borno State were recovered from a 25-year-old Mohammed Isah on Tuesday.
It was gathered that the suspect was arrested at SD Motors Park in Agege, Lagos with “12, 390 capsules of Tramadol weighing 4.8kg and 22,560 tablets of Diazepam with a total weight of 14kg, bringing the total weight of the exhibits to 18.8kg.”
The statement further disclosed that Isah, during interrogation, confessed that one Kakali Abubakar invited him on Friday, May 28, to Lagos and offered him N50,000 to transport the drugs to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
“Investigations revealed that before Mohammed’s arrest, Kakali had traveled out of Lagos to Maiduguri to await the arrival of the consignment,” the statement further stated.
The NDLEA Chairman, Brigadier-General Buba Marwa (retd.), while reacting to the arrest, commended the officers and men of the Lagos State Command of the Agency for their vigilance in intercepting such volume of drugs from getting to Borno.
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