A 38-year-old village head of Gidan Abba, in Bodinga local government area of Sokoto state, Abubakar Ibrahim, has been apprehended for drug trafficking by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi, said in a statement issued on Sunday that the suspect was arrested with 3kg of cannabis sativa and 4,000 tablets of exol-5.
According to the agency’s spokesman, 46.637kgs of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin were recovered by NDLEA operatives across seven states, adding that the village head was among 11 suspects arrested in interdiction operations in which 991,320 pills of pharmaceutical opioids and 1,251kgs of cannabis were confiscated.
The statement stated that on Wednesday, 26th October, 2022, NDLEA operatives intercepted 15 cartons containing 802,000 pills of Tramadol imported from Dubai, UAE and Karachi, Pakistan at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos.
The statement said, “While 10 cartons of Tramadol 225mg came in from Dubai on Ethiopian Airlines flight, four cartons of 100mg and a carton of 225mg Tramadol came from Karachi, Pakistan on another Ethiopian Airlines flight.”