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NDLEA Discovers Hidden Meth and Opioids in Jeans, Dolls, Buttons


NDLEA Discovers Hidden Meth and Opioids in Jeans, Dolls, Buttons

NDLEA Thwarts Drug Syndicates Concealing Methamphetamine and Opioids in Creative Ways

The NDLEA’s Directorate of Operations and General Investigation (DOGI) intercepted various drug consignments in Lagos. Among them were tramadol hidden in jeans heading to Cyprus, cannabis in dolls bound for Dubai, tramadol in tins of milo going to the UAE, and methamphetamine concealed in buttons en route to Hong Kong. In a separate event, a drug kingpin recruiting citizens to export meth was arrested in Lagos.

In other operations, NDLEA operatives recovered cannabis in Mushin and Akala, Lagos, totaling 393kgs. Another seizure involved 120,000 tramadol capsules concealed in sound systems in Anambra. Operations in Abuja led to the confiscation of 168 blocks of cannabis, and a significant amount of codeine syrup was intercepted along the Abuja-Kaduna road. Multiple arrests occurred across various states, including Edo, Bauchi, Kaduna, Kogi, and Delta, with significant drug recoveries.

The NDLEA maintained a robust War Against Drug Abuse (WADA) advocacy campaign nationwide. The campaign included sensitization lectures for students in Anambra, Kano, Ondo, Rivers, Osun, and Borno states. NDLEA Chairman, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa, commended the commands for their outstanding efforts in drug supply reduction and drug demand reduction activities.

The relentless operations and advocacy efforts showcase the NDLEA’s commitment to combating drug trafficking and abuse across the country, addressing various substances concealed in creative and covert ways.

Femi Babafemi
Director, Media & Advocacy
NDLEA Headquarters Abuja
Sunday 3rd December 2023


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