JUST IN: NDLEA Uncovers 12 Containers With 340 Million Tramadol Tablets

0
459
UNCOVERS

(NAN) JUST IN: NDLEA Uncovers 12 Containers With 340 Million Tramadol Tablets

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency says it has uncovered 340 million Tramadol tablets in 12 containers at the Apapa port in Lagos State.

Head of Public Affairs of the agency, Mr Jonah Achema, stated this in a statement on Thursday, in Abuja.

Achema said that the tablets which were in various dosages ranging from 120 milligrams to 250 milligrams were recovered from 12 containers in the ongoing search in Apapa port.

He said the containers were on the watch-list of NDLEA since November, 2017 and were brought to Nigeria Customs Service for search based on the agency’s reasonable suspicion of the containers.

He stated that the NCS on Wednesday, dropped 28 of 62 containers slated for search, among which 12 of them were been found to contain tramadol.

“The search is still ongoing.

“Tramadol is a pharmaceutical drug which has been subject of abuse by the populace.

“In one single operation in November last year, the agency intercepted 160 million tablets of tramadol at the Apapa port which ranged from 220 to 250 milligrams.

“They were imported from India using false documents in the name of an unregistered company,” Achema said.

According to Colonel Muhammad Abdallah (retd), Chairman, NDLEA, it is doubtful that this influx of Tramadol is for legitimate use.

“Tramadol, which is a derivative of Opiate is for post-surgery application but even if everybody in Nigeria undergoes surgery every year, we do not need the quantity that enters our country.

“It only suggests their diversion for illicit use,” he said.

PUNCH



Contact Editor using editor@skytrendnews.com or call direct 0808 360 9209.

READ ALSO! More Nigerians Becoming Extremely Poor, 40% Of World’s Poorest To Live There And Congo By 2050

READ ALSO! More Nigerians Now Living In Extreme Poverty — International Labour Congress

READ ALSO! 10million More Nigerians Have Been Lifted From Poverty Under Buhari — Presidency Says

READ ALSO! Buhari Reacts To Boko Haram’s Threat To Kill Leah Sharibu

READ ALSO! More Nigerians Getting Killed, Getting Poorer, Hungrier Under Buhari’s Incompetent Regime — PDP

READ ALSO! More Nigerians Have Been Murdered In Attacks Since January More Than Entire 2017 — Amnesty International

READ ALSO! 10million More Nigerians Have Been Lifted From Poverty Under Buhari — Presidency Says

READ ALSO! More Nigerians Travelling Out Due To Economic Hardship, Over 500,000 Since 2016

READ ALSO! The Smart CEO: Top 5 Websites To Get Cheap Domain Name Registration

READ ALSO! More Nigerians In Kano, Katsina Now Using Hard Drugs — Group Says

READ ALSO! More Nigerians Dying Hourly From Tuberculosis, 18 Every Hour — WHO

READ ALSO! Between GoDaddy And Namecheap: Making The Best Choice For Domain Name Registrar

READ ALSO! Nigeria Couples: Now You Can Know If Your Partner Is Cheating On You; SEE 11 SURE Ways