Abubakar Ibrahim, the village head of Gidan Abba in Bodinga local government area of Sokoto State, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
A statement on Sunday, October 30, 2022, by the spokesman of the NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi, revealed that Ibrahim was among eleven suspects arrested in interdiction operations in which Nine Hundred and Ninety-One Thousand Three Hundred and Twenty (991,320) pills of pharmaceutical opioids and 1,251kgs of cannabis and khat, as well as 46.637 kilograms of methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin, were recovered by operatives of the NDLEA across seven states.
The village head who is 38 years of age, was arrested in Bodinga town same day with 3kgs of cannabis sativa and 4,000 tablets of exol-5.
Meanwhile, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos, NDLEA operatives attached to the SAHCO import shed on Wednesday 26th October intercepted a total of 15 cartons containing 802,000 pills of Tramadol imported from Dubai, UAE, and Karachi, Pakistan.
While 10 cartons of Tramadol 225mg came in from Dubai on Ethiopian Airlines flight, four cartons of 100mg and a carton of 225mg Tramadol came from Karachi, Pakistan on another Ethiopian Airlines flight.