NDLEA intercepts 4.9m Tramadol capsules at Onne Port
NEWSMAN, Port Harcourt – National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Wednesday, intercepted a container of 4, 996, 200 capsules of Tramadol weighing 2,498.2kg at the Onne port, Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
A statement by the Director, Media & Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Femi Babafemi, revealed that “the seizure of the illicit drugs concealed in 1,387 cartons on Tuesday, 18th May, 2021 followed a joint examination by NDLEA operatives and personnel of the Nigeria Customs Service on a container marked MRKU 0764717.”
Babafemi said the container had since been on the Agency’s watch list.
He said the agency also arrested a 42-year-old Muntari Hamidu, in Nyibango, Jimeta, Yola, Adamawa state with 13 sacks of cannabis sativa weighing 166kg.
Also 35-year-old Sani Musa was nabbed with 16.1kg of skunk at Ngurore, Yola South LGA of the state.
According to the statement, both were arrested on Sunday 16th May 2021,
“On the same day, a team of NDLEA operatives from Ondo State Command also arrested one James Godspower with 36.5kg of cannabis sativa in Faloye, Ogbese, Akure North LGA of Ondo State.
The statement added that “Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) in his reaction, lauded the renewed synergy between the Agency and other security agencies in its operations, even as he commended the officers and men of the Port Harcourt Port Command, as well as those of Adamawa and Ondo state Commands for their resilience and commitment to work while charging them to remain vigilant.”