3 million opioid capsules intercepted by NDLEA operatives at Lagos Port
- According to Babafemi, findings showed that the Tramadol found and labelled as Tafrodol 120mg is Tapentadol, which is a more dangerous and potent opioid than Tramadol
EKO HOT BLOG reports that operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), intercepted three million capsules of opioids at Jaelith Bonded Container Terminal under Tincan seaport in Apapa area of Lagos State.
NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi disclosed this in Abuja on Friday, noting that the illicit drugs comprised of 3,000,000 capsules of Tapentadol and Carisoprodol weighing 1,500gs.
In a statement, Babafemi said the seizure was made possible during a joint examination of a 20ft container with men of the Customs Service, as he stated that it followed a similar operation in which anti-narcotic officers of the agency also intercepted 8,613gs of Loud cannabis smuggled in from Ghana through the waterways at the Eko Atlantic Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos the previous day, Sunday 6th March.
He said the information on the bill of laden and shipping documents was different from the content of the consignment, adding that the consignment was said to have originated from Ningbo province in China and falsely labelled as containing 271 packages of ‘insulating fittings, faucet water closet WC, industrial office printing machine.
He said the container, which arrived in the Nigerian Apapa port on 10th February 2022, was consigned from India in Nhava Sheva port, then trans-loaded through Morocco and Ghana to Nigeria.
According to Babafemi, findings showed that the Tramadol found and labelled as Tafrodol 120mg is Tapentadol, which is a more dangerous and potent opioid than Tramadol.
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