The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested three trans-border drug traffickers for allegedly trying to smuggle 48,000 tablets of 225mg tramadol through Mubi, Adamawa State to the Cameroon Republic.
According to a statement by the agency’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi, the suspects Mohammed Hussaini, 32; Adamu Bella, 18, and Mohammed Umar, 18, were arrested at Tsamiya Junction, Madanya Road, Mubi, Mubi North, Adamawa State on Friday, January 28, with the exhibits concealed in the packets of another drug.
He noted that the suspects claimed the drugs were being taken to Bagira Town along the Nigeria-Cameroon border to be delivered to some Cameroonians for onward delivery to Maroa in Cameroon.
Babafemi also said operatives at the SAHCO export shed of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos during their routine cargo search intercepted a consignment of 22 international passports of six different countries concealed in a bag of garri among other food items.
He also said over 1,500 kilograms of imported Loud and other illicit substances were also intercepted in raids across Lagos and Edo states.
The statement reads: “This comes on the heels of a similar operation at Alaba Rago area of Lagos where operatives of the state command of the Agency intercepted 1,200 parcels of imported Loud, a strong variant of cannabis suspected to have been smuggled into the state from a neighbouring country with a total weight of 1,229 kilograms. “In another raid on Wednesday, January 26, at Suru Alaba, Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area of Lagos State, operatives arrested one Ibrahim Musa, 25, with 18,530 tablets of Tramadol, Rohynol, Diazepam, Exol-5, and 138 bottles of Codeine.