The Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company (NDLEA), Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport, Particular Space Command, has intercepted 1.6 kilogrammes of managed medicine suspected to be Tramadol and Flunitrazepam.
The Head of Public Affairs, NDLEA, Mr Jonah Achema, made this identified in a press release made obtainable to the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja.
Achema mentioned the medicine seized have been destined for Istanbul, Turkey, barely a couple of days after the resumption of worldwide flights.
He mentioned that the command made the seizure from Mr Michael Chukwuka, through the outward clearance of passengers boarding the Turkish Airline flight to Istanbul, Turkey.
In accordance with him, the standard pattern is the unlawful importation of Tramadol from Pakistan and India into the nation and never the exportation of illicit Tramadol.
“The seizures are made up of 1.250 kilograms of Tramadol and 350 grams of flunitrazepam and have been hid in two Ghana-must-go baggage.
“The Tramadol is in 200, 225 and 250 milligrams, respectively.
These are above the 100 milligrams threshold permissible for reputable use and something above is prohibited.
“Chukwuka, aged 36 and an indigene of Imo State claimed to be blind to the content material of the bag.
“And that he was given the baggage on the Airport entrance in Abuja to ship to a Nigerian lady who offers in foodstuff in Istanbul.
“He mentioned he didn’t know the lady however one Mr Paul, her husband in Warri, gave the consignment to 1 man to carry to him on the airport,” Achema quoted him as saying.
Achema, nonetheless, mentioned that the suspected drug trafficker who labored in a Cargo Workplace in Istanbul had lived there along with Paul for a few years.
He mentioned that the suspect travelled to Nigeria in March and bought trapped by the Coronavirus pandemic throughout which interval, he equally grew to become cash-strapped and needed to attain out to associates to allow him to validate his return-ticket.
The Commander, NDLEA, Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport, Mr Kabir Taskuwa, mentioned that the arrest and seizure have been coming lower than per week after the resumption of worldwide flights at Abuja Worldwide Airport was a transparent indication that the drug traffickers have been determined.