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About 649,300 capsules of Tramadol 225mg and 809,850 Euros cash from Pakistan, Austria and Italy have been intercepted at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos.

NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday said operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, made the seizure at the Skyway Aviation Handling Company cargo warehouse at the airport, anti-narcotic officers seized 649,300 capsules of Tramadol 225mg weighing 460.95kg imported from Pakistan via Addis Ababa through Ethiopian Airline on Wednesday 16th February.

He said a suspect, Nwadu Ekene Christian was arrested in connection with the seizure.”

“On the same day, a female passenger, Ms. Ayeki Happy who arrived the airport from Italy on Turkish Airline flight was arrested with 809,850 Euros cash concealed in her luggage.

This was four days after another lady, Precious Idahagbon was arrested with 740,000 Euros cash hidden in her luggage and undeclared upon her arrival at the airport from Vienna, Austria via Istanbul, Turkey.

Both cash seizures are currently under investigation to establish if they are proceeds of drug business,” he said.

Babafemi added that in Kano, a 34-year-old Nasiru Abdulrahman was arrested with 476kg of Cannabis at Kwanar Dan Gora, Kiru local government area of the state on Friday 25th Feb.

He said in Adamawa, 4,000 tablets of Tramadol 225mg were seized from Abdulmuminu Abubakar, 24, who was arrested at Gidan Madara, Mubi North LGA on Tuesday 22nd Feb while travelling on a motorcycle to deliver the drugs in Bukula, Cameroon Republic.

He claimed another suspect, Fahad Mohammed, 19, gave the consignment to him. Fahad was later arrested in a follow up operation at his home in Kasuwan Borkono Area of Mubi town.

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