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NDLEA foils attempt to smuggle 4,000 tramadol pills at Lagos Airport

The operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted a male passenger attempting to smuggle 4,000 tramadol pills through the Muhammad Murtala International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja, Lagos.

According to a statement released by Mr. Femi Babafemi, the Director of Media and Advocacy for the NDLEA, the suspect’s plot was uncovered at the departure hall of gate ‘C’ of the Lagos airport on Friday. The attempt was to export the pills to Malpensa, Italy, aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight.

The concealment of the psychoactive substance was executed, hidden within women’s wear and granulated melon, carefully stowed away in the suspect’s backpack alongside another bag containing innocuous food items.

Furthermore, in Sabon Tasha, Kaduna, NDLEA operatives seized 24,180 ampoules of pentazocine injection, weighing 135.5 kilograms, from undisclosed perpetrators.

In Adamawa state, a teenager was nabbed during a raid on his residence in the Shuware area of Mubi on April 26. Authorities uncovered 20.700kg of cannabis in his possession.

In a separate operation, NDLEA operatives recovered a staggering 310.7kg of cannabis during raids conducted on April 25 in Mushin, Lagos state.