'I was promised 700 euros to take it to Italy,' Man caught with 4000 pills of tramadol tells NDLEA

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Suspects arrested by NDLEA operatives

By Ibironke Ariyo

A male passenger arrested with 4,000 tramadol pills at the Muhammad Murtala International Airport (MMIA) Ikeja, Lagos by operatives of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said he was promised 700 euros to carry the illicit drug to Italy.

The suspect was attempting to export the pills loaded in his backpack to Malpensa, Italy on an Ethiopian Airline flight.

This was announced in a statement by the NDLEA Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi on Sunday in Abuja.

According to Babafemi, NDLEA officers at the gate ‘C ‘departure hall of the Lagos airport on Friday foiled the suspect’s attempt to export the pills to Malpensa, Italy on an Ethiopian Airline flight.

According to the NDLEA spokesperson, the psychoactive substance was found concealed in women wears and granulated melon packed in the suspect’s backpack and another bag containing food items.

“In his statement, the suspect who is a frequent flyer confessed he was hired for 700 Euros on successful delivery of the consignment in Italy, “ he said.

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Meanwhile, In Bayelsa, NDLEA operatives on April 24 arrested 28-year-old woman in Amarata area of Yenagoa.

Babafemi said that she was arrested for producing and distributing cakes laced with illicit drugs especially cannabis sativa.

According to him, at the time of her arrest, substantial number of the drugged cakes weighing 1.5kg were recovered from her.

Also, A 20-year-old hair stylist, and a dispatch rider, were arrested on March 10 by NDLEA operatives for in Yenagoa for a similar offence.

In the same vein and were arrested with 24,180 ampoules of pentazocine injection weighing 135.5 kilograms at Sabon Tasha, Kaduna.

Babafemi said that a teenager, was also nabbed with 20.700kg cannabis when his house in Shuware area of Mubi, Adamawa state was raided on April 26.

In another development, No less than 310.7kg cannabis was recovered on April 25 when NDLEA operatives raided parts of Mushin in Lagos state. (NAN)

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