Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have intercepted a container bearing 4,996,200 capsules of Tramadol weighing 2,498.2 kg at Onne Port, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
In separate statements spokesperson of NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, and that of NCS’s Area II Command, Onne Port, Mrs Ifeoma Ojukwu, said the consignment was intercepted on Tuesday.
The illicit drug was packaged in 1,387 cartons and concealed in 1,000 cartons of ceramic tiles.
Ojukwu said that the seizure was made possible with help from international partners.
Meanwhile, the NDLEA said a 42-year-old Muntari Hamidu was arrested in Nyibango, Jimeta, Yola, Adamawa State, with 13 sacks of cannabis sativa weighing 166kg.
This is just as 35-year-old Sani Musa was nabbed with16.1kg of skunk at Ngurore, Yola South LGA of the state.
Babafemi said that both were arrested on Sunday, 16 May, 2021.
According to him, on the same day, a team of NDLEA operatives from Ondo State Command also arrested one James Godspower with 36.5kg of cannabis sativa in Faloye, Ogbese, Akure North LGA of Ondo State.
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, Brig-Gen. Mohammad Buba Marwa (Rtd), lauded the renewed synergy between the agency and other security agencies in its operations, even as he commended the officers and men of the Port Harcourt Command, as well as those of Adamawa and Ondo states for their resilience and commitment to work, while charging them to remain vigilant.