NDLEA seizes consignment of psychoactive substances hidden in noodles in Bayelsa


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested three men aged between 27 years and 44 years in Bayelsa for trafficking in psychoactive substances hidden in noodles.

Mr Femi Babafemi, spokesman of the agency, stated in Abuja on Sunday that two of the three men were arrested at Swali Jetty, Yenagoa, on March 27.

He added that psychoactive drugs recovered from them were 73.425kg of codeine, molly, tramadol and diazepam.

“The third suspect was nabbed at Amasoma, Yenagoa in a follow up operation. The drugs were concealed in jumbo sacks and conveyed to Swali Jetty in a tricycle,’’ he stated.

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The NDLEA also arrested two suspects at Orile Imo, Ogun, on March, 29 and they were in possession of 137 blocks of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp weighing 71kg.

Babafemi stated also that in Taraba, NDLEA recovered 39,980 pills of tramadol from a 33-year-old suspect in Lankaviri village, while its operatives arrested a 29-year-old man in Wukari on March 28 with 131kg of Indian hemp.

“In Abia, NDLEA operatives arrested a 28-year-old man on Friday, March 29 at Akara Ahuba, in Isikwuato Local Government Area.

“Recovered from him were 46.65kg of Indian hemp and different quantities of tramadol, methamphetamine and Rohypnol as well as N71,500 monetary exhibit,’’ Babafemi added. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)

By Ibironke Ariyo

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