NDLEA, Intercepts Trailer Loaded With 24,000 Codeine Syrup


The Katsina State Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA in collaboration with the Joint Task Force (JTF) on Wednesday intercepted a trailer load of codeine syrup.
The heavy duty vehicle laden with 24,000 bottles of the medicine were accompanied by 6 suspects. The men have since been arrested alongside two dealers and the wares impounded.
The State Commander, Maryam Sani, who confirmed the report, said the suspects were rounded up at a warehouse in Dutsenreme area of Funtua, while off-loading the wares.
Sani said: “Men of the command in conjunction with JTF seized a total of 24,000 bottles of cough syrup with codeine loaded in a trailer from Onitsha to Funtua.
“The trailer and drugs were arrested at a warehouse house in Dutsenreme area of Funtua, along with six suspects including two drivers and 2 conductors.
 “Among them is Christian Chukwuma the sell man while Obiora Chukwuma is the manager of Sunglow Equity Nig. Ltd, the owners of the drugs and 24,000 bottles of cough syrup with codeine.”

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