NDLEA CLEARS KANO UGOLAM MANUFACTURING COMPANY OVER 303 BOXES OF TRAMADOL, SAYS KANO CP LIED

The Police Commissioner in Kano, Mr Muhammad Wakili has been accused of being economical with the truth over the arrest of 303 Cartoons of Tramadols. According to the State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), the commission lied by his claim. Faulting the state Police Commissioner over the arrest of 303 cartons of suspected hard drugs, the NDLEA Commander, Dr Ibrahim Abdul, said what the Police have in their custody was rather Diclofenac and not Tramadol as claimed. Dr Ibrahim Abdul noted that his men had arrested…

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2 NIGERIANS ARRESTED IN INDIA’S BIGGEST DRUG SEIZURE, SEE PICS

India’s biggest ever narcotics seizure, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has recovered 1,818kg of pseudoephedrine from a house in Greater Noida and arrested two Nigerian nationals, a man, Henry Ideofor (35), a woman, Chimando Okora (30) and one South African national, Nomsa Lutalo. Officers said that the house, which belongs to an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer was being used as a drug-manufacturing unit. The approximate value of the seized drugs are estimated to be more than Rs1,000 crore. Madhav Singh, zonal director, NCB, said the seizure is India’s biggest-ever…

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DRUG SUSPECT REVEALS WHAT HE MAKES AS ANNUAL PROFIT, SEE PICS

  A drug peddler arrested alongside another suspect by the operatives of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) has disclosed that he makes N3.6m annually selling hard drugs.The suspects Olukoya Ayodele, 26, and Victor Godwin, 30, who were arrested in the Alausa community of Ikeja, Lagos following an intelligence gathering by officers of the Decoy team of the RRS who were mandated to uncover illicit drugs being distributed in the area, confessed to buying and hawking different types of hard drugs such as, Indian Hemp, Skunk, Tramadol, Refnol, Diazal and…

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NDLEA IMPOUNDS OVER 1005KG OF TRAMADOL IN NIGER

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Niger Command, has arrested one suspect with 1,008 kg of 225 tramadol at Tungan Shanu of Tafa Local Government Area of the state. The NDLEA’s Commander in the state, Mrs Sylvia Egwunwoke, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Tuesday. Egwunwoke said that the suspect (name withheld) was arrested at Tungan Shanu village through intelligence report from a good samaritan. She said: “The command will, however, not relent in frustrating the activities of drug peddlers…

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ABUJA: SAVING A CITY GROWING ON DRUGS

A young man took a girl on a date and bought her a bottle of alcohol. She had never tasted beer before, and she declined. But she remained seated and continued to listen to the guy’s persuasion. For how long can she hold on? But the same guy takes another girl on a date to the same place and offered her alcohol. The girl politely refused the offer, saying she doesn’t take alcohol. The guy tried to press her into having the drink, but the girl sensing what he was…

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26-YR OLD RESCUED FROM 7-YR COCAINE ADDICTION, SEE PIX

• Foundation builds classrooms for pupils walking 10km to school The Senior Pastor of House of Freedom, Dr. Tony Rapu, and his team visited Ipodo, a notorious street in Ikeja, Lagos State recently and rescued 26-year-old Lizzy, who has taken to begging, hard drugs and prostitution as means of survival. The girl, who attended two prestigious schools in Lagos, Caleb Nursery and Primary School as well as Vivian Fowler Secondary School, Billingsway, Oregun, and has been suffering from drug addiction for seven years, shared a bit of her story in…

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SEE THE FULL LIST OF 23 NIGERIANS ON DEATH ROW IN SAUDI ARABIA

Abike Dabiri SAUDI Arabia is defending its legal system following the controversy that trailed the beheading of a Nigerian woman, Kudirat Adeshola Afolabi, for drug trafficking. No fewer than 23 Nigerians are on the death row in the kingdom. The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Amb. Adnan Mahmod Bostaji, yesterday said sentences are only carried out after the evidence has been established. He described the legal system as transparent, adding that it works on fairness and justice. He also said about 1.5million Nigerians live in Saudi Arabia unmolested.…

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FG RAISES ALARM AS INNOCENT PEOPLE ARE NOW BEING TAGGED WITH HARD DRUG LADEN BAGS AT AIRPORTS

Drugs: FG raises concern over swapped names The Federal Government yesterday expressed concern over the recent discovery of passengers having their names tagged on luggage that are not theirs. It has been observed from investigation as noted by the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination on Drug Abuse (PACEDA) led by General Buba Maruwa (rtd) that innocent passengers names were tagged to baggage containing hard drugs, adding that this had led to major problems for innocent passengers on arrival at their destinations. During a visit of the committee to…

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DRUG OVERDOSE: 3 FUTO STUDENTS FOUND DEAD IN HOSTEL, 1 UNCONSCIOUS, SEE PICS

Three students of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, (FUTO) were found dead at at a hostel on Tuesday, after an alleged drug orgy. The fourth student, a female, is reportedly currently unconscious at the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Owerri. According to reports, the four students were found onTuesday at Sunshine Castle Hostel, Umuchima at ihiagwa Community, Owerri North LGA, Imo state. They had been reportedly taking a mixture of tramadol, codeine, vodka and India hemp. Two reportedly died instantly whle the only lady amongst them and another male student…

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NIGERIA HAS 15MIL DRUG ADDICTS – PRESIDENTIAL COMMITTEE

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse, Brigadier Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa yesterday in Katsina declared that Nigeria has about 15 million drug addicts out of her estimated population of about 150 million people Marwa, who described the development as alarming, further put the global average rating of drug use and abuse at five per cent, while the rating for Nigeria was put at 15 percent The Former Lagos State Military Administrator had earlier led members of his committee led members of his committee to the…

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