The Nigerian police in Apapa Area Command of Lagos State have intercepted a 40-foot container laden with drugs suspected to be Tramadol.
The container was intercepted on water and taken to a bonded terminal in Apapa.
A team of officers from Customs and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) joined the Area B Commander, Olasoji Akinbayo, on Thursday for inspection
The Area B Commander has recently intercepted similar imports and has transferred the case and two suspects to government prosecutors.
According to him, the containers of tramadol and other drugs were smuggled in during the recent Eid-El-Kabir celebrations, as the perpetrators tried to take advantage of the holidays.
This comes barely three weeks after officials of the service destroyed over 50 containers of tramadol and other drugs worth about N7billion.
The latest intercepted container is expected to also be handed over to appropriate authorities for further investigation and prosecution.
On Tuesday, the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, hinted that drug trafficking was one of the factors fueling insecurity across the country. Source: ChannelsTV