Three cross-border drug smugglers have been arrested by officers from the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), as they attempted to smuggle 48,000 225mg tablets of tramadol through Mubi, State from Adamawa, to the Republic of Cameroon, just as more than 1,500 kilograms of Loud and other illicit substances were intercepted during raids in Lagos and Edo states.

The suspects, Mohammed Hussaini, Adamu Bella and Mohammed Umar were arrested at Tsamiya Junction, Madanya Road, Mubi, Adamawa State on Friday with the exhibits concealed in packets of another drug.

When questioned, a statement from NDLEA spokesman Femi Babafemi said the suspects claimed the drugs were being transported to the town of Bagira along the Nigeria-Cameroon border for delivery to some Cameroonians to then be delivered to Maroa in Cameroon.

In a similar operation in the Alaba Rago area of ​​Lagos, agents from the State Command of the Agency intercepted 1,200 packages of imported Loud, a strong cannabis variant suspected of being smuggled into state from a neighboring country with a total weight of 1,229 kilograms. .

In another raid on Wednesday at Suru Alaba, Ajeromi-Ifelodun LGA, Lagos, officers arrested an Ibrahim Musa with 18,530 tablets of Tramadol, Rohynol, Diazepam, Exol-5 and 138 bottles of codeine as he lay at Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja Lagos, officers from the airport’s SAHCO export hangar intercepted a batch of 22 international passports from six different countries concealed in a bag of Gari among other food items .

Nine of the passports were three for the UK, France and Portugal, while the others were: Nigeria -8; Ghana -4 and Cameroon -1. Also at the airport, officers also recovered 12 packages of cannabis weighing 4.95kg concealed in a box of Golden Morn packed for export through the SAHCO export hangar.

In Plateau State, a team of NDLEA officers also arrested two suspects on Friday; Emeka Ezenwa and Julius Akingbe, for being in possession of 126.5 grams of methamphetamine concealed in a DVD player from Lagos, when a raid at Kampani Zera-Wase LGA in the state on the same day led to the arrest of Fatima Sadiq, who was caught with 21.3 kg of cannabis.

A similar raid on a notorious drug establishment, Bakin Kogi Ringim, in Jigawa state, on Friday resulted in the recovery of various amounts of cannabis, diazepam, exol-5 and new psychoactive substances with a total weight of 8,680 kg as well as weapons such as knives, cutlass, Gora staffs, catapults and charms.

In Edo State, officers recovered 19 bags of cannabis weighing 144.10 kg stored in the bush along Uromi Road, Esan North East LGA ready to be transported to other parts of the country, while eight bags of the same substance weighing 111 kg were recovered from a bush. at Iruekpen, Esan West LGA.


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