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NDLEA operatives intercept 4.9million tramadol capsules

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted a container bearing 4,996,200 capsules of tramadol weighing 2,498.2 kilogrammes at the Onne Port, Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

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Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi in a statement said the seizure of the illicit drug concealed in 1,387 cartons on Tuesday, 18th May 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.

In another development, Babafemi said, a 42-year-old Muntari Hamidu was been arrested in Nyibango, Jimeta, Yola, Adamawa state with 13 sacks of cannabis Sativa weighing 166kg.

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This he said was happening as 35-year-old Sani Musa was nabbed with16.1kg of skunk at Ngurore, Yola South LGA of the state.

He said both were arrested on Sunday 16th May, 2021.

“On the same day, a team of 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.

In his reaction, NDLEA chairman Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), 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 charging them to remain vigilant.


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