– The NDLEA has intercepted two million capsules of Tramadol at Apapa port in Lagos
– The suspects who own the exhibits were said to have tucked the illegal pills in 554 cartons
– The management of the agency revealed that the arrest came after a tip-off
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About two suspects one of them being an Indian man with a container laden with Tramadol were arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Apapa port on Wednesday, February 24.
The arrest was made public in a statement released by the NDLEA’s director, media, and advocacy, Femi Babafemi, The Nation reports.
Babafemi disclosed that the exhibits were actually two million capsules of Tramadol tucked in 554 cartons.
Giving more details, the Apapa seaport area commander of the agency, Samuel Gadzama, revealed that a container used by the suspects had been seized in Kenya.
“Though the second container found its way to Nigeria, the eagle eyes of our narcotic agents discovered it during a joint inspection of the ship. We’re continuing with further investigations.”
Meanwhile, the NDLEA at Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport, Abuja, had caught a man who was in the country in preparation for his wedding.
The soon to be husband, identified as Elechi Adendu Kingsley, was caught with banned substances by personnel of the agency.
Kingsley, an indigene of Umulolo local government area of Imo state said he had been living in Brazil for the past 13 years.
Going further, he said he came to prepare for his wedding coming up in January 2021.
Speaking of his predicament, he said he was promised the sum N3 million if he successfully delivers the package to somebody in Nigeria.
Kingsley, however, refused to blame anybody for the trouble he found himself in.
“I am an adult and I am fully aware of what I was going into. I agree that somebody gave it to me but I offered to carry it.”
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