NDLEA Intercepts 4.9m Tramadol Capsules In Rivers State


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has intercepted a container loaded with 4,996,200 capsules of Tramadol weighing 2,498.2kg at the Onne Port, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

In a press statement by the Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA Headquarters Abuja Mr Femi Babafemi, “the seizure of the illicit drug concealed in 1,387 cartons on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 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.”


More arrests
A 42-year-old Muntari Hamidu has also been arrested in Nyibango, Jimeta, Yola, Adamawa state with 13 sacks of Cannabis Sativa weighing 166kg. This is just as 35-year-old Sani Musa was nabbed with 16.1kg of skunk at Ngurore, Yola South LGA of the state. Both were arrested on Sunday May 16, 2021.

In another development, the 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 Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd) 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 urging them to remain vigilant.