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NDLEA seizes 2 billion naira worth of codeine at Lagos port

BoomRadioNG | February 10, 2022

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have announced the seizure of 40,250kg of codeine worth about 2 billion naira imported in two 40 feet containers from India.

This disclosure was made through a statement made by the agency’s the Director, Media & Advocacy, Femi Babafemi stating that the latest consignments intercepted on Tuesday 8th February were brought into the country in two containers marked HLBU 2239792 with 1,125 cartons of the drug and HLBU 1067338 with 1,751 cartons, with a market value of N2, 012, 500, 000 (Two Billion, Twelve Million and Five Hundred Thousand Naira).

 

NDLEA intercepts 40,250kg Codeine worth N2b at Lagos port
photo credit NDLEA

 

Mr. Babafemi added that the containers were seized at the Port Express Bonded Terminal, Berger-Apapa after the agents discovered concealed items behind cartons of hypergra 200mg and deluxe chilly cutters, after which the Agency’s sniffer dogs were brought in to identify the illegal substance.

This comes barely a week after officials of the agency seized 14,080kg of Codeine-based syrup and 4,352.43kg cold caps used to conceal it in a 40 feet container also imported from India, on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dolupo Balogun

Written by BoomRadioNG

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