NDLEA Intercepts 7.5 Million Tramadol Pills And Codeine Bottles Ahead of Christmas

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has successfully intercepted large quantities of illicit drugs, including 7.5 million tramadol pills and thousands of codeine syrup bottles, preventing their entry into Nigerian communities during the festive season……CONTINUE READING HERE

Lifestyle Nigeria reports that the Director, Media and Advocacy in NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement released in Abuja on Sunday.

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The 225mg tramadol pills, concealed in 100 big cartons, alongside thousands of codeine syrup bottles, and bags of Canadian Loud, arrived on a Turkish airline from Hamburg, Germany at the at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja.

He said this was trafficked through the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) import shed of the airport and was intercepted by officers with the cooperation of men of the Nigeria Customs and other stakeholders.

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Babafemi said that the consignment, which was taken into custody on Friday, December 22, came onboard a Turkish airline with no country of manufacture or origin.

“Apart from being the first time such shipment would be seized on the airline’s flight, it was equally the first of such coming from Hamburg, Germany.

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“The 7.5million tramadol 225mg pills were also specially designed and packaged as Tamil-x concealed in 100 big cartons weighing 7,150kg, which arrived in the country on Dec.11 and were placed under surveillance until last Friday.

“Preliminary test of the tablets proved positive to tramadol hydrochloride,” the spokesman said…...CONTINUE READING HERE