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Drug kingpin jailed 7 years as NDLEA seizes N1.04m tramadol

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has secured a seven-year jail term for a drug dealer in Alaba Rago area of Lagos State. Spokesman…

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has secured a seven-year jail term for a drug dealer in Alaba Rago area of Lagos State.

Spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi, on Sunday, said that 10 months after his arrest by NDLEA, the drug dealer, Alhaji Surajo Mohammed, was convicted and sentenced to seven years imprisonment by a Federal High Court in Lagos presided over by Justice Yellin Dogoro.

He said Surajo was arrested with 941.15kg cannabis on Monday, December 20, 2021, and later arraigned in court.

He, however, said that the judge, on Thursday, October 6, 2022, gave the convict an option of N7m fine.

Meanwhile, in Kaduna State, a female drug dealer, Peace Ayuba, was on Friday, October 7, arrested at Kakau, Gonin Gora, with 78 bags of cannabis sativa weighing 849.5kg.

In the same vein, the NDLEA operatives foiled an attempt by a tramadol cartel to smuggle 2,465,000 tablets of the opioid weighing 2,356kg with an estimated street value of N1.04bn at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos State.

The MMIA seizure on Friday, October 7, came barely a week after about 13.5 million pills of the same opioid worth over N8.8bn were recovered by NDLEA operatives from one of the mansions of a billionaire drug baron in Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lekki, Lagos.

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