NDLEA seizes 156,575 tramadol pills in five states, FCT in two weeks


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said that it seized at least 156,575 tramadol pills and other illicit drugs in five states and the FCT in the last two weeks.

In a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja, NDLEA’s spokesman, Mr Femi Babafemi, listed the states as Enugu, Anambra, Ondo, Lagos, and Ogun. He stated that at least 156,380 pieces of the pills were seized from two suspects: Abdulrazak Bala and Lawal Salisu.

According to his reports, two suspected drug peddlers were arrested on the Gwagwalada-Abaji Highway in the FCT on Saturday, July 29. He added that the NDLEA operatives also uncovered a “Skuchies’’ factory at Sagamu, Ogun, where one Femi Isiaka was arrested on Thursday, July 26.

“Recovered from the factory were 37kg of Indian hemp, 195 Tramadol pills, 5,000 tablets of Diazepam and 216 tablets of Rophynol.

Also recovered were 204 litres of “skuchies’’, four fridges, four gas cylinders and one industrial cooker.

“At the Apapa seaport in Lagos, a container load of nitrous oxide popularly known as laughing gas, linked to a 30-year-old businessman, Stephen Eze, was seized on Tuesday, July 25,’’ Babafemi stated.

“Two containers of laughing gas imported from China by the suspect were earlier seized on July 13 at the Apapa Port.

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