Female Passenger Arrested With 12,000 Tramadol Pills In Cross River

A female passenger with the name, Talatu Sale Adamu has been arrested with 12,000 pills of Tramadol in Cross River State.

CONVERSEER learned that Talatu, who is 46 years old was arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) last Monday, March 27, 2023, in Ogoja, Northern part of the State.

According to Femi Babafemi, NDLEA spokesperson in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, Talatu was apprehended along Ogoja/Katsina-Ala road.

The statement read in part: “In Cross River, 12,000 pills of Tramadol (225mg) were seized from a female passenger, Talatu Sale Adamu, 46.

“The NDLEA officers intercepted the commercial bus she was travelling in along Ogoja/Katsina-Ala road on Monday, 27th March”.

The statement added that the Agency also intercepted no less than 63 bags of cannabis sativa, weighing 600kg and stored in a house at Okpe village in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State.

Babafemi said that the drugs were recovered on Friday, March 31, when operatives raided the area.

He also said that a raid of a warehouse, owned by one Shehi Mallam at Tomato market, Dei Dei, Abuja, on the same day led to the seizure of 80 sacks of cannabis sativa, weighing 842.4kg.

In the statement, the NDLEA spokesperson said that a suspect, Abraham Alaigwu, was arrested at Slaughter, Trans/Amadi area of Port Harcourt, Rivers state, with 91.7kg of cannabis.

He said that the suspect was arrested on Thursday, March 30, adding that 228kg of the same substance was seized from Ayodele Osuya, 35, in a Toyota Camry car around the Quarter Guard area of Akure, Ondo


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