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NDLEA seizes consignment of psychoactive substances hidden in noodles in Bayelsa

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested three men aged between 27 and 44 in Bayelsa for trafficking in psychoactive substances hidden in noodles.

Mr. Femi Babafemi, spokesman of the agency, stated in Abuja on Sunday that two of the three men were arrested at Swali Jetty, Yenagoa, on March 27.

He added that the 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, on March 29, and they were in possession of 137 blocks of weed suspected to be Indian hemp, weighing 71kg.

Babafemi stated also that in Taraba, 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 a N71,500 monetary exhibit,’’ Babafemi added. (NAN)

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