The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) effort to block access and availability of illicit substances has proved successful after it impeded a container bearing 4,996,200 capsules of tramadol weighing 2,498.2 kilograms at the Onne Port, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
A statement released by Femi Babafemi, spokesperson of the NDLEA, said the seizure of the illicit drug concealed in 1,387 cartons on Tuesday, May 18, followed a joint examination by NDLEA operatives and Customs personnel on a container marked MRKU 0764717, which had since been on the Agency’s watch list.
In a related Development, Muntari Hamidu, a 42 year old, has been arrested in Nyibanjo, Jimeta,Yola, Adamawa State for possessing 13 sacks of Cannabis Sativa weighing 166kg. This is just as 35 year old Sani Musa was nabbed with 16.1 kg of Skunk at Ngurore, Yola South LGA of the state. Both eere arrested on Sunday, 16th May, 2021.
Babafemi stated that on the same day, a team of NDLEA operatives from Info State Command also arrested one James Godspower with 36.5kg of Cannabis Sativa in Faloye, Ogbese, Akure North LGA of Ondo State.