NDLEA Uncovers 12 Containers With N340 Million Tramadol Tablets In Lagos

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA , have uncovered N340 million worth of Tramadol tablets in 12 containers at the Apapa port in Lagos State.

In a statement released by its Head of Public Affairs, Jonah Achema, the agency said the tablets which were in various dosages ranging from 120 milligrams to 250 milligrams were recovered from 12 containers in the ongoing search in Apapa port.

He said the containers were on the watch-list of NDLEA since November, 2017 and were brought to Nigeria Customs Service for search based on the agency’s reasonable suspicion of the containers.

He stated that the NCS on Wednesday, dropped 28 of 62 containers slated for search, among which 12 of them were been found to contain tramadol.

“The search is still ongoing. Tramadol is a pharmaceutical drug which has been subject of abuse by the populace. In one single operation in November last year, the agency intercepted 160 million tablets of tramadol at the Apapa port which ranged from 220 to 250 milligrams. They were imported from India using false documents in the name of an unregistered company,” Achema said.

The Federal government banned Tramadol and Codeine in May due to the gross abuse of the drugs by women and youths.

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  1. They should charge the owner to court immediately

  2. Tramadol is addictive and is increasingly abused by individuals. We should move to ban it or restrict individuals’ access to it.

  3. I think they government should cease it because our youth is abusing the medicine

  4. Better it is ceased

  5. Tramadol is becoming the most abused medicine now in Nigeria!

  6. Nawa ooo
    The rate at which ppl abuse dis tramadol eh

  7. This Has Become A Drug MisUse

  8. The use of tramadol is gradually destroying this generation. I want to believe that most pedophiles are under the influence of tramadol. Cos after taking that thing, they just need a place to exert all the energy in them. I hope they find out the owner of those containers and charge the owner to court

  9. But why do people use tramadol when there is God’s giving strength

  10. This is a serious issue,n as such must be taken care of appropriately by the NDLEA

  11. And tramadol is nor good in the system

  12. Wow so we don’t have any officers in charge for import and export they should take the owner of those hard drugs to court.

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