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NDLEA Seizes N1bn Tramadol At Lagos Airport

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NDLEA Seizes N1bn Tramadol At Lagos Airport

NDLEA Seizes N1bn Tramadol At Lagos Airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has intercepted 2,465,000 tablets of tramadol 225mg and 250mg weighing 2,356kg smuggled through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos State.

The NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday, said the seizure, which took place on Friday, was worth N1,040,000,000 in street value.

This is coming barely a week after about 13.5 million pills of the same opioid worth over N8.8bn were recovered by operatives of the NDLEA from one of the mansions of a billionaire drug baron in the Victoria Garden City, Lagos.

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The statement read in part, “Following credible intelligence, the agency had shown interest in the consignment of 52 cartons that came into Nigeria from Karachi, Pakistan, with six different airway bills via an Ethiopian Airline flight, comprising seven cartons of 250mg of a brand called tamral and 45 cartons of 225mg, branded as tramaking.
“Soon after its arrival at the Lagos airport, the NDLEA called for a joint examination of the consignment with other stakeholders and after its information was confirmed by all, the 52 cartons of the seized substance, which are above the recommended threshold for medical use and banned in the country, were moved to the agency’s facility.

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