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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Sunday confirmed the arrest of four men and a 62-year-old woman with 182,000 tablets of Tramadol.
NDLEA’s Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday, said the suspects were arrested during a raid.
He stated that a 27-year-old pregnant woman was also arrested at her home in the Ojo area of Lagos State.
Babafemi also confirmed that a northern suspect was nabbed with 29kg of the illicit drug in the same location.
“The previous day, Dec. 16, operatives had equally raided a hideout in Abule-Egba area of the state. This was where the suspects were arrested with 182,000 tablets of Tramadol 1n 225mg,” he said.
He further stated that more than 4,000 kilograms of assorted illicit drugs were seized in similar raids across eight other states of Rivers, Kogi, Benue, Adamawa, Anambra, Edo, Ekiti and Ondo State.
A consignment of tramadol was also intercepted in a commercial Toyota Hiace bus with a waybill addressed to another suspect on Aba-Port Harcourt Expressway.
”A follow-up operation led to the other suspect’s arrest. Different quantities of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, Indian hemp, Tramadol, Exol-5, Swinol, and Diazepam were recovered from the second suspect,” Babafemi added.
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