NDLEA Seizes N13bn Opioids in Lagos, Arrests Three Blind Traffickers
Operatives of the Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company (NDLEA) have recovered a minimum of Fourteen Million, 4 Hundred and Eighty One Thousand, 5 Hundred and Nineteen (14, 481, 519) capsules of Tramadol and bottles of codeine syrup price over 13 Billion Naira (N13,000,000,000) in road worth in Lagos raids.
In response to a press assertion by NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, the illicit medication had been seized three main busts of drug cartels working in Amuwo Odofin, Idumota and the SAHCO shed of the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
The three intelligence-led operations started with the raid of Home 8/10 Hon. Wahuha Avenue, Divine Property, In the past Palace space of Amuwo Odofin on Sunday twenty ninth October, the place 490,000 capsules of tramadol and 81,519 bottles of codeine syrup measuring 4, 510, 000mls had been recovered.
In an analogous operation on Tuesday thirty first October, NDLEA operatives swooped on a secret warehouse operated by a billionaire Idumota dealer, Nwaoha Anayo positioned at Onitire, Aguda space of Surulere the place Twelve Million Seven Hundred Thousand (12, 700, 000) capsules of tramadol had been recovered.
In the meantime, NDLEA operatives have additionally arrested three blind males working a bootleg drug ring between Lagos and Kano, whereas one other blind member of the syndicate continues to be at massive.
The lid was blown off the group following the arrest of a blind suspect, Adamu Hassan, 40, alongside Gwagwalada expressway Abuja with 12kgs of skunk on his means from Lagos to Kano on Saturday twenty eighth October.
Investigations nevertheless established that he was completely oblivious of the content material of the bag handed to him to ship in Kano.
Comply with up operations, based on Babafemi, then led to the arrest of the arrowhead of the syndicate, Bello Abubakar, 45, who can be blind.
In his assertion, Bello who’s married with 5 youngsters mentioned he has been residing in Lagos for 30 years however began the illicit drug enterprise 5 years in the past.
One other suspect, Muktar Abubakar, 59, who’s equally blind has been residing in Lagos for 40 years and married to 3 wives with 14 youngsters.
Each Muktar Abubakar and Bello Abubakar are joint homeowners of the enterprise, whereas the third suspect, Akilu Amadu, 25, additionally blind equally contributes cash to the prison commerce and was certainly the one who delivered the consignment to Adamu on the motor park in Lagos to ship in Kano.
One other blind suspect who’s the anticipated receiver of the consignment in Kano, Mallam Aminu, is at the moment at massive.