8.3m Tramadol caps, 56,782 bottles of Codeine seized in Lagos


Surajo arrested by NDLEA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has seized 8,381,600 capsules and tablets of Tramadol and 56,782 bottles of codeine, among others in major raids in Lagos.

Ahead of Christmas, the Chairman/Chief Executive, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) had ordered a sustained surveillance on some targets at Satellite town and Alaba Rago areas of Lagos.

A statement issued by NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemoi on Sunday said the Satellite town target was eventually raided on Thursday 23rd December, when the drug kingpin, Ezekiel Ibe was arrested and over five tons of high milligrams Tramadol; 225mg and 100mg recovered from his warehouse.

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A breakdown of the seized drug shows 7,991,600 Tramadol tablets and 390,000 capsules of same weighing 5,468.894 kilograms.

In another raid on Monday 20th December following tasking surveillance in a notorious neighborhood at Alaba Rago, Alaba area of Lagos, Babafemi said one Surajo Mohammed was arrested with 941.14kg cannabis while 56,782 bottles of codeine were seized from the store of another drug lord still at large.


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