National Drug Law Enforcement Agency intercepts three million opioid caps at Lagos Port.
Written by News Room on March 12, 2022
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted three million capsules of opioids at Jaelith Bonded Container Terminal under Tincan seaport in Apapa area of Lagos State.
The Agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement.
He explained that the seizure of 3,000,000 capsules of Tapentadol and Carisoprodol weighing 1,500 kilogrammes on Monday, March 7, 2022, followed a similar operation in which anti-narcotic officers of the agency also intercepted 8,613 kilogrammes of Loud cannabis smuggled in from Ghana through the waterways at the Eko Atlantic Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos the previous day, March 6.
Babafemi stated that the seized drugs at the bonded terminal, said to be more dangerous and potent than tramadol, were discovered during a joint examination of a 20ft container, SUDU 7774749 with men of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
He revealed that some drivers and their assistants – Adeyemi Bayioku, 31; Godwin Anya, 28; Yusuf Taofik, 20 and Adeniyi Adelaja, 19, who were on the ground to load the shipment into their vehicles, were promptly arrested while two trucks, a Siena space bus, Peugeot Boxer bus and a Toyota Camry car were seized from them.