PHOTOS: NDLEA Intercepts Three Trailer Loads Of Opioids In Lagos

PHOTOS: NDLEA Intercepts Three Trailer Loads Of Opioids In Lagos

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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted three trailer loads of opioids comprising 3,450,000 pills and 344,000 bottles of codeine syrup at Abule Ado in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos state where three suspects were also arrested in connection with the seizure.

A statement signed by Director, Media and Advocacy of the Agency, Femi Babafemi, said the multi-billion naira consignments were loaded into two 40-ft container trucks and another 20-ft truck at the AML bonded terminal, Abule-Osun, near the International Trade Fair complex before heading to a large warehouse at Abule-Ado where NDLEA officers eventually arrested the suspects and recovered the opioid consignments on Thursday 9th May 2024.

Those arrested include the warehouse agent, Cosmas Obiajulu, Ridwan Balogun and Banjo Tayo, drivers of two of the trucks while the third driver escaped.

The statement further added that 75-year-old grandpa, Jibril Audu was on Friday 10th May arrested with 7.5 kilograms of cannabis at Oke-asa village, Ijero-Ekiti, Ekiti state during a raid operation, while a 70-year-old grandma, Tikwase Nytor was nabbed with 15.6kg of same substance on Thursday 9th May during a raid operation at Achusa and International Market road, Makurdi, Benue state.

Source: Channels TV

 

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