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NDLEA intercepts 3 trailer loads of illicit drugs in Lagos

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The Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has announced the interception of three trailer loads of opioids comprising 3,450,000 pills and three hundred and forty-four thousand (344,000) bottles of codeine syrup at Abule Ado in Amuwo Odofin local government area of Lagos state.

This was disclosed by the spokesman of the anti-narcotic agency, Femi Babafemi on Sunday, May 12, 2024.

He said the multi-billion naira consignments were loaded into two 40-ft container trucks and another 20-ft truck at the AML bonded terminal, Abule-Osun, near the International Trade Fair complex before heading to a large warehouse at Abule-Ado where NDLEA officers eventually arrested the suspects and recovered the opioid consignments on Thursday 9th May 2024.

Those arrested include the warehouse agent, Cosmas Obiajulu, 51; Ridwan Balogun, 25, and Banjo Tayo, 30, both drivers of two of the trucks while the third driver jumped off to escape arrest.

 

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