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A 200-level student of Mass Communication at National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Ms. Mercy Nyong, arrested for drug trafficking at Lagos airport on October 12, 2022
The operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a 200-level student of Mass Communication at National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Mercy Nyong, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos State for attempting to export 300grams of tramadol 225mg to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this via a statement issued on Sunday.

Babafemi revealed that the 30-year-old student was arrested on Wednesday 12th October arrested at the Lagos airport for attempting to export 300grams of tramadol 225mg concealed in incense products going to Dubai.

Meanwhile, operatives recovered 67,300 pills of exol-5 and tramadol at Dansure/Roni junction in Jigawa State while in Kogi State, a total of 46,100 pills of the same opioids were seized along Okene-Abuja highway both on Thursday 13th October.

At least, six suspects were arrested at a notorious drug location in Ngurore town, Adamawa State with a total of 495kgs cannabis seized in addition to different quantities of opioids. Suspects arrested include: Chidi Titus; Vincent Donatus; Badishi Bitrus; Abubakar Inuwa; Abdul A. Abdul and Inuwa Ado Isa.

At least, 5,480 pills of tramadol were seized from two suspects: Dalhatu Salisu and Hamisu Ishaq, who were arrested on Wednesday 12th October by operatives along Abuja-Kaduna express road, while a total of 3,800 bottles of new psychoactive substance, Akuskura and 7,760 tablets of tramadol were recovered from five suspects along Ilorin-Jebba highway.

Four of the suspects: Idris Nadir, 38; Suleiman Mubammed, 68; Babangida Zaki, 30 and Yahaya Lawal claimed they were coming from Ibadan, Oyo State and taking the Akuskura to Katsina, Kano and Birnin Kebbi.

The fifth suspect, Nafiu Idris, who was arrested with the tramadol pills said he was taking them to Kankara in Katsina State.

While commending the officers of the anti-narcotics agency for their efforts at drug supply reduction and drug demand reduction, the NDLEA Chairman, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), charged them and their counterparts across other commands not to rest on their oars.

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