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NDLEA busts man carrying 4,000 tramadol pills at Lagos airport


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has made a significant seizure at the Muhammad Murtala International Airport in Lagos, apprehending a male passenger attempting to smuggle 4,000 tramadol pills.

According to Mr. Femi Babafemi, the Director of Media and Advocacy for NDLEA, officers stationed at the departure hall of gate ‘C’ at the Lagos airport intercepted the suspect on Friday. The suspect was bound for Malpensa, Italy, via an Ethiopian Airline flight.

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The tramadol pills were cleverly concealed within women’s clothing, granulated melon packaged in the suspect’s backpack, and another bag containing food items.

Babafemi revealed that the suspect, a frequent flyer, confessed to being hired for 700 euros to deliver the contraband in Italy.

In a separate incident in Bayelsa, NDLEA operatives apprehended a 28-year-old woman in the Amarata area of Yenagoa on April 24.

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She was involved in producing and distributing cakes infused with illicit drugs, particularly cannabis sativa. Upon her arrest, a substantial quantity of drugged cakes weighing 1.5kg was recovered.

Similarly, a 20-year-old hair stylist and a dispatch rider were arrested on March 10 in Yenagoa for similar drug-related offenses. Additionally, another individual was apprehended in possession of 24,180 ampoules of pentazocine injection weighing 135.5 kilograms in Sabon Tasha, Kaduna.

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In Adamawa State, NDLEA operatives raided a residence in the Shuware area of Mubi on April 26, where they arrested a teenager found with 20.700 kilograms of cannabis.

Furthermore, NDLEA operatives conducted raids in parts of Mushin, Lagos State, on April 25, resulting in the recovery of 310.7 kilograms of cannabis.