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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has intercepted a shipment of 175,000 bottles of opioids from India, weighing 26,250kg.

NDLEA Seizes 175,000 Bottles of Opioids from India

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted a shipment of 175,000 bottles of opioids from India, weighing 26,250kg. This follows a previous seizure of 175,000 bottles of codeine-based syrup at the Port Harcourt Ports complex.

The latest seizure was made during a joint examination by NDLEA, Customs Service, and other security agencies.

The container marked HASU 4787890 from India was en route C to C bonded terminal in Enugu, according to the agency.

According to a statement by the NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, the two seizures followed earlier intelligence, which made the Agency request that the shipment be stepped down for 100 per cent inspection.

Additionally, NDLEA officers intercepted parcels containing illicit drugs concealed in ladies’ clothes and synthetic hair destined for the US and UK. Other seizures included diazepam, cannabis, tramadol, and ecstasy in various states.

The NDLEA Chairman, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa, commended the officers and charged them to maintain the tempo in the War Against Drug Abuse (WADA).