February 3, 2023
1.7m Opioid Pills Found in Indomie Packs at Lagos Airport
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1.7m Opioid Pills Found in Indomie Packs at Lagos Airport

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted at least, One Million Seven Hundred and Sixty Thousand Four Hundred and Sixty pills of Tramadol and other opioids have been intercepted hidden in noodles packs and others at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos as well as in Gombe state. 

A statement issued by the NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi which broke down the seizure says that over 600,000 pills of 225mg Tramadol came from Karachi, Pakistan onboard two separate shipments on Ethiopian Airlines and were intercepted at the SAHCO import shed of the Lagos airport Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th December on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th December. 

According to the Statement, 5,960 pills of Rohypnol concealed in 60 packs of Indomie noodles going to  Johannesburg, South Africa were also seized at the SAHCO export shed of the airport on Wednesday 14th December. 

The Statement added that a female freight agent, Olaleye Adeola has already been arrested in connection with the noodles consignment. 

Also, in Gombe State, over 1.5 million pills of Tramadol, Rohypnol and Exol being transported from Onitsha, Anambra State to Gombe by a truck driver, Umar Hassan was seized on Thursday 15th December at the Bypass area of the state by a team of NDLEA officers following credible intelligence. 

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