Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, on Sunday, recovered N4.8 billion Worth Of Opioids in a warehouse in Lagos and also intercepted $ 20 million counterfeit notes in Abuja; arrests wanted teenage bandits in Sokoto.

The Agency made this known in a statement signed by its Director, Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi shared on the agency’s Facebook page on Sunday.

The statement in part said, “Multi-billion naira worth of illicit drugs were again seized at a warehouse tucked in the midst of popular International Trade Fair Complex, Alaba, Ojo area of Lagos by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA on Saturday 19th August.

“Recovered from the warehouse owned by a wanted billionaire drug baron, include 1.4 million (1,400,000) pills of tramadol 225 mg weighing 826 kgs; 3.2 million (3,200,000) pills of codeine with a gross weight of 3,360 kgs; and 2,841 cartons of codeine syrup containing 284,100 bottles with 28,410 litres of the psychoactive substance, with a combined street value of Four Billion Eight Hundred and Twenty Million Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N4,820,500,000) only.

During the operation that lasted hours, a suspect, Paulinus Ojukwu, who is Chief Security Officer to the wanted drug baron who parades as an automobile spare parts dealer, was arrested and now assisting ongoing investigation.”

Punch/Simeon Ugbodovon

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