NDLEA Seizes Italy, UAE-bound Illicit Drugs

Sun May 15th, 2022 - Abia

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has foiled attempts by drug cartels to export Tramadol, Ecstasy MDMA and Cannabis to Milan, Italy and Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Ikeja, Lagos.

The agency also seized 203,879 tablets of various pharmaceutical opioids and illicit substances in raids across Abia, Kaduna, Yobe and Kogi States.

NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, said at the Lagos airport, a female passenger, Odia Emiliana Efe was arrested on Monday, May 9, while trying to board Royal Air Moroc flight from Lagos via Casablanca to Milan, Italy with 1,000 tablets of Tramadol 200mg concealed in food items.

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Also, on Friday, May 13, a freight agent, Kareem Ibrahim, was arrested at the SAHCO cargo shed of the airport for attempting to export food items in which were hidden blocks of cannabis weighing 6.65kg and 24grams of ecstasy drug MDMA to Dubai in UAE.

In Abia, three trucks loaded with drugs coming from Lagos and Onitsha, Anambra State were intercepted in Aba, Abia state. When properly searched in the presence of the owners on Wednesday, May 11, 67,100 tablets/capsules of Tramadol and 12,650 ampules of pentazocine, morphine and dopamine were recovered.

On the same day, NDLEA operatives in Kaduna arrested a notorious drug dealer, Shehu Kabiru a.k.a Dan-Zaira, wanted by the Kastina Command of the agency for jumping bail.




source: Leadership