Officers of the Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company (NDLEA) at present seized 4 tonnes of Tramadol medicine at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos.
The NDLEA commandant at the airport, Ahmadu Garba, in a chat with newsmen, mentioned the seized consignments had been imported into the nation by means of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) airline, Etihad Cargo and that the antinarcotic company is but to find out the importer of the banned substance.
Garba mentioned the primary batch of the 2 consignments arrived Nigeria on April 23rd 2018 whereas the second consignment arrived on April 25th at the airport. He defined that the 2 consignments arrived in 4 waybills whereas the fifth waybill arrived its command yesterday and that the command solely received maintain of the consignment at present after the house owners refused to return ahead for clearance.
“We collected the consignments from the Skyway Aviation Dealing with Restricted (SAHCOL) shed at present (Thursday) and we received to know of the consignment even earlier than it arrived the nation by means of our international intelligence. Since then, we now have been monitoring it and waited for both the importer or any clearing agent to return ahead for clearance, however nobody got here. The authorised dosage for Tramadol is between 50m and 100m, however what thee importer introduced into the nation was 250m, which is above the authorised milligrams by the federal government. The full waybills had been 5.”
He added that the command had made a complete seizure of 187.22kgs of illicit medicine between January and April this yr. The breakdown of the seizures indicated that cocaine was 1.88kg, heroin; 4.48kg, hashish Sativa; 15.64kg, methamphetamine; 41.06kg, ephedrine; 89.06kg and, Phenacetin with 8.2k.