The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted about 12 cartons of tramadol 225mg, containing 599,900 pills weighing 385.40kg.
This is contained in a statement by the NDLEA Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi on Sunday in Abuja.
Babafemi said the recovery was made my NDLEA operatives at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA) Ikeja, Lagos on Tuesday, Jan. 23.
He said the cartons from an overstayed cargo at the Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) import shed of the Lagos airport was seized after a joint examination with other agencies.
According to him, the tramadol consignment had come into the country in two batches on KLM Royal Dutch Airline flights from Karachi, Pakistan between July 27 and Aug. 1, 2023.
“They were, however, placed under watch by NDLEA operatives since then.”