…Arrests Indian, 89 Nigerians in Lagos raids
By DAPO OLAWUNI
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency. NDLEA. has intercepted a container load of Tramadal at the Apapa seaport in Lagos. just as Its operatives have arrested 90 persons Including an Indian during raids of some drug cartels ln parts of Lagos where a total of 614.396 kilograms of various hard drugs were seized.
In a press release by the agency on its official twitter handle @ndlea-nigeria, the agency stated that at the Apapa seaport, about two million capsules of Tramadol (precisely 1.994.400 capsules) tucked in 554 cartons were intercepted in the container which was falsely declared to contain ceramic tiles.
According to the Apapa seaport Area Commander of the NDLEA. Mr. Samuel Gadzama, one of the containers bearing the illicit drug had been lntereepted and seized In Kenya.
“Though the second container found Its way to Nigeria but the eagle eyes of our narcotic agents discovered It during a joint Inspection of the ship. We are continuing with further investigations” he stated.
In the same veln, operatives of the Lagos state Command of the Agency has raided some drug spots In Agege, lkorodu, Lekki, Okokomatko and other parts of the state and dlsmantled major drug syndtcates, arrested suspects and seized large quantities of hard drugs.
During the raids, a total of 90 suspects including an Indian were arrested while over 614 kg of various types of drugs were seized.
According to the Lagos state Commander of the Agency. Mr. Ralph lgwenagu, the breakdown of the seizures are as follows: Cannabis Sativa 577.020 kg: Cocaine 0.183kg. Heronne 0.003 kg. Tramadol 36 202kg (7.697) tablets. Rohypnol 0 208kg (646) tablets. Diazapatn 0.462kg (2066) tablets. Exol-S 0.52kg (316) tablets. making a total of 614.396kg of different types of hard drugs seized.
One of the drug syndicates busted during the raids is co-ordlnnted by one Samuel Ebenezer in Lekki whose cartel Imports special sophisticated drugs baked in cakes, biscutts and cookies from the United States and sells to the rich and affluent people in Lekkt and Lagos Island.