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NDLEA seizes over one million pills of psychoactive drugs in Adamawa

Mr Babafemi stated that the operatives also destroyed 89.5kg of Indian hemp in the area.

• April 21, 2024
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National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency seized 1,250,000 pills of psychoactive drugs weighing 450kg in Adamawa on Saturday, its Director, Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, stated on Sunday in Abuja.

He stated that the drugs were seized in a car at Girei while on its way to Mubi, Adamawa State.

Mr Babafemi stated also that NDLEA seized codeine syrup and Tramadol hidden in auto spare parts in a bus on Ngurore-Yola Road and that the bus was travelling from Onitsha, Anambra State.

He added that the intended recipient of the drugs was arrested at Jambutu Motor Park in Adamawa in a follow-up operation.

NDLEA also arrested three drug suspects aged between 40 years and 68 years on Saturday at Amarata, Yenagoa in connection with 69 compressed blocks of Indian hemp.

The agency said the hemp, weighing 36kg, was concealed in a false compartment of a Toyota picnic car in which the suspects were travelling, he stated.

In Imo State, NDLEA operatives arrested a 41-year-old man on Thursday at Amajeke, Owerri while he was taking delivery of 49 bottles of codeine syrup.

In Ondo State, its operatives arrested a 50-year-old man at Oloro Camp, Ogbese, in the Akure North Local Government Area where they destroyed 25,000kg of Indian hemp on a 10-hectare farmland.

Mr Babafemi stated that the operatives also destroyed 89.5kg of Indian hemp in the area.  

The NDLEA’s spokesman added that the agency also arrested three other suspects aged between 22 years and 32 years in other parts of Ondo State in connection with different drug seizures weighing 77kg.

(NAN)  

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