The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency raided a home in Lekki, a posh neighbourhood in Lagos, Nigeria, where Tramadol was kept.
In a statement on Monday, the agency’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi said the home belonged to a drug lord, who has now been arrested and detained.
According to Babafemi, the agency found 13 million Tramadol pills (225mg) worth millions of naira in the house.
Another VGC drug bust! As massive and beautiful as this mansion located in highbrow VGC Lekki Lagos (pictured here) looks, it’s not occupied by humans but used to warehouse over 13 million pills of Tramadol 225mg by another billionaire drug baron now in custody of @ndlea_nigeria. Details coming in a statement shortly,” he said.
This comes barely two weeks after the agency in collaboration with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration made a record singular cocaine seizure in the country.
We gathered that operatives of NDLEA and the US DEA busted a major warehouse in a secluded estate in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, Nigeria, where not less than 1.8 tons (1,855 kilogrammes) of the illicit drug worth N194 billion were packed.
At least five alleged drug barons including a Jamaican and the warehouse manager were arrested in the operation that lasted two days.
The arrested suspects during the operation were Soji Jibril, 69, from Ibadan, Oyo State; Emmanuel Chukwu, 65, from Ekwulobia in Anambra State; Wasiu Akinade, 53, from Ibadan, Oyo state; Sunday Oguntelure, 53, from Okitipupa in Ondo State and Kelvin Smith, 42, from Kingston, Jamaica.
The suspects are said to be members of an international drug syndicate that the agency had been trailing since 2018.