Substance Abuse: NDLEA Intercepts 24,311kgs Heroin, Codeine In Lagos

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has intercepted 6,125 cartons of codeine syrup containing 1,050,000 bottles of the opioid worth over seven point three billion naira in street value, at the Port Harcourt Ports Complex, Rivers State.

Director of Media and Advocacy of the Agency, Femi Babafemi, in a statement said the seizure made from six containers was the third of such in the past four weeks.

He explained the success was recorded following credible intelligence and diligent tracking of the consignments from their port of departure.

Babafemi said the tracking was carried out by a special operations unit of NDLEA, which worked in partnership with the Port Harcourt Ports Command of the Agency and other security agencies including the Customs Service for a 100 percent joint examination of the targeted containers.

He named some suspects to include; Aikhomoun Daniel, Oladapo Olanrewaju, Ayigoro Waheed Omobolaji, Victoria Adoga; Hamza

Yari; among others.

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