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NDLEA confiscates tramadol, codeine, others hidden in noodles

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has nabbed three men in Bayelsa State for trafficking in psychoactive substances hidden in noodles.

The agency’s spokesman, Mr Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in Abuja on Sunday, adding that two of the three men were arrested at Swali Jetty, Yenagoa, on March 27.

He further stated 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.

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

Babafemi added that in Taraba, the 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.

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