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NDLEA Intercepts 3 Million Opioid Capsules At Lagos Terminal; 8, 613kg Hashish At Eko Atlantic Seashore (Pictures)

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Over 3,000,000 capsules of Tapentadol and Carisoprodol weighing 1,500 kilograms was seized by the officers.

“4 individuals have been arrested as Operatives of the Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company, NDLEA, intercepted three million capsules of opioids extra harmful and potent than tramadol at Jaelith Bonded Container Terminal underneath Tincan seaport in Apapa space of Lagos.

Director, Media & Advocacy of the company, Femi Babafemi, in a press release on Friday, March 11, mentioned that the seizure of three,000,000 capsules of Tapentadol and Carisoprodol weighing 1,500 kilograms on Monday seventh March 2022, adopted the same operation during which anti-narcotic officers of NDLEA additionally intercepted 8,613 kilograms of Loud hashish smuggled in from Ghana by way of the waterways on the Eko Atlantic Seashore, Victoria Island, Lagos the day prior to this, Sunday sixth March.

“The seized medicine on the bonded terminal had been found throughout a joint examination of a 20ft container, SUDU 7774749 with males of Customs service. Although the consignment was mentioned to have originated from Ningbo province in China and falsely labelled as containing 271 packages of “insulating fittings, faucet water closet wc, industrial workplace printing machine, investigations revealed that data on the invoice of laden and transport paperwork had been faux,” the assertion reads.

“Additional investigations uncovered that the container originated from India and arrived in Nigeria Apapa port on tenth February 2022. Findings confirmed that the Tramadol discovered and labelled as Tafrodol 120mg is definitely Tapentadol, which is extra harmful and potent opioid than Tramadol. It was additionally found that the container, SUDU 7774749 was consigned from India in Nhava Sheva port, then transloaded by way of Morocco and Ghana to Nigeria,”

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In the meantime, based mostly on credible intelligence, operatives of the Lagos Command of the Company within the early hours of Sunday sixth March intercepted a consignment of Hashish Sativa (Loud) weighing 8,613kg smuggled from Ghana by way of the waterways to the Eko Atlantic Seashore aspect, Victoria Island.

Some drivers and their assistants: Adeyemi Bayioku, 31; Godwin Anya, 28; Yusuf Taofik, 20, and Adeniyi Adelaja, 19, who had been on floor to load the cargo into their autos had been promptly arrested whereas two vans, a Siena house bus, Peugeot Boxer bus and a Toyota Camry automobile had been seized from them.

Chairman of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has counseled the officers and males of the Tincan port and Lagos Command of the Company for his or her vigilance and dedication to the mission to rid Nigeria of illicit medicine.

He additionally applauded the present synergy and dealing relationship between the Company and different legislation enforcement businesses within the nation.

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