The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has confirmed the seizure of N13 billion worth of codeine syrups as well as N14.4 million worth of Tramadol pills, totaling N13.014 billion worth of opioids, in raids in Lagos.
The agency revealed that the operation includes three major bursts of drug cartels operating in Amuwo Odofin, Idumota, and the SAHCO shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos.
This was disclosed in a statement by the director of media and advocacy of NDLEA, Femi on Sunday.
According to the Babafemi, three intelligence-led operations began with the raid of House 8/10 Hon. Wahuha Avenue, Divine Estate, Ago Palace area of Amuwo Odofin on Sunday 29th October, where 490,000 pills of tramadol and 81,519 bottles of codeine syrup measuring 4, 510, 000mls were recovered.
Furthermore, NDLEA revealed that their operatives also intercepted 3.2kgs cocaine in Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, headed for Saudi Arabia.
The agency stated that they arrested a 50-year-old businessman, Nwokolo Anthony, drying during the outward clearance of Air France flight AF 878 to Amsterdam, Netherlands.
While commending the officers and men of the NDLEA Lagos, Osun, Edo, and FCT Commands, Babafemi said that the head of the institution Gen. Buba Marwa charged them and their contemporaries to remain focused as the Agency continues to expand its operations against drug cartels in the country.