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NDLEA intercepts over 3.1 million of opioids in multi-state operations

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted more than 3.1 million pills of opioids across various states in Nigeria, including Kano, Kogi, Abia, Lagos, Ogun, and Borno.

The operations, conducted in the past week, targeted drug trafficking networks in different parts of the country.

NDLEA spokesperson, Mr. Femi Babafemi, announced these significant seizures in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. The operations involved raids and diligent efforts by NDLEA operatives in collaboration with other security agencies.

In Ogun State, on Thursday, Feb. 29, operatives recovered a consignment of 169kg of cannabis abandoned in a truck at Sagamu tollgate.

The collaborative efforts between the 243 Recce Battalion, Nigerian Army, Badagry, and NDLEA resulted in the transfer of 27 sacks of cannabis sativa weighing 1,110kg.

Furthermore, the officials confiscated 100 bottles of codeine-based cough syrup and 500 tablets of diazepam, concealed in three plastic drums covered with cattle fats. The contraband was headed to Jos, Plateau.