By Wale Odunsi
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has seized 11,785,800 tramadol tablets in Lagos.
They were packed in a total of 607 cartons.
Head of Public Affairs, Jonah Achema, made the announcement in a statement on Wednesday.
It quoted the Chairman, Muhammad Abdallah, as saying the interception was with the assistance and cooperation of the Customs Area Command, Apapa.
“This was discovered in another container number TCNU 9465832 belonging to the same suspect transferred to NDLEA by the Police.
“This is making it 3 containers used to carefully conceal illegally imported tramadol and other medicines to Nigeria,” he said.
He said recent discovery of more tramadol using the same route from Pakistan Asia – Hamburg, Europe – Nigeria showed the system of operation by the drug cartel to beat security operatives.
NAN reports that Police detectives in Apapa Area Command intercepted a 40-foot container laden with drugs suspected to be tramadol and codeine on August 6.
During investigation, another 40 foot container discovered had 255 cartons of different types of tramadol and other banned medicines on August 19.