NDLEA foils attempt to smuggle Tramadol, Flunitrazepam to Turkey

Nicholas Kalu, Abuja

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has intercepted 1.6 kilograms of controlled drugs, suspected to be Tramadol and Flunitrazepam which were destined for Istanbul, Turkey

Principal Staff Officer, Public Affairs of the Agency, Jonah Achema, who made this known in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, said an unusual drug trafficking trend has been uncovered by the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Special Area Command.

He said the Command made the interception barely after the resumption of international flights.

The statement reads, “The Command made the seizure from Michael Ejionye Chukwuka during the outward clearance of passengers boarding the Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul, Turkey.

“The usual trend is the illegal importation of Tramadol from Pakistan and India into the country and not the exportation of the illicit Tramadol. The seizures are made up of 1.250 kilograms of Tramadol and 350 grams of flunitrazepam and were…

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