NDLEA Intercepts Illegal Drugs Disguised as Condoms


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Friday announced that it has intercepted a 3,078.56kg shipment of Tramadol disguised as condoms at the Tin Can Island Port in Lagos.

Tramadol is a prescription drug belonging to the class of opioid.

The drugs and were allegedly brought in by two pharmacists identified as Onuchukwu Owulu, 38, of Benow Pharmaceutical Impex Limited, Lagos and Igboanugo Tochukwu, 35, of Vingil Pharmaceuticals Limited, Asaba.

According to the spokesperson for the agency, Mitchell Ofoyeju, the drugs were detected during physical examination at the port by NDLEA officials.

“It was also gathered that the drugs were imported for illicit distribution as they were disguised as cartons of condoms and other licit pharmaceutical products.

He stated that the drugs were imported without permits by the relevant authorities, an infraction of Section 11 (a) of the NDLEA Act.

Ofoyeju added that abuse of Tramadol has been reported among youths across the country.

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