NDLEA nabs lady with 39 cartons of tramadol
Men of a special unit of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency intensified their anti-drug operations last week and over the weekend with the clampdown on some drug kingpins in Lagos State, recovering multi-billion naira worth of drugs.
The agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday.
According to the statement, a female head of one of the syndicates, Ebele Nwankwo, was arrested last Wednesday at her residence, House 6, C Close, 3rd Avenue, the Festac area of Lagos, shortly after she returned from a warehouse at Plot 3432, Sola Akinsola Street, Divine Estate, Amuwo Odofin where she loaded eight cartons of tramadol 225mg into an unmarked white Honda Pilot SUV.
Babafemi said a search of Nwankwo’s residence and the warehouse led to the recovery of 2,750,000 pills of tramaking, a brand of tramadol 225mg and 250mg packed in 39 cartons weighing 1,916Kg.
“The drugs and the SUV were recovered while the suspect was taken into custody,” the agency’s spokesman noted.