News reaching the African Media Team is that the Police officers in the Apapa Area Command of Lagos State intercepted a 40-foot container filled with drugs which are suspected to be Tramadol and Codeine.
The 40-foot container was intercepted on the waterways in the area and taken to a bonded terminal in Apapa Port, Channels TV reports.
A team of officers from Customs and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) joined the Area B Commander, Olasoji Akinbayo, for inspection on Thursday, August 6.
The intercepted Tramadol and Codeine container is expected to be handed over by the police to appropriate authorities for further investigation and prosecution.
On Tuesday, the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno had noted that drug trafficking was one of the vices fueling insecurity across the country.
Drug addiction and trafficking were one of the major issues the Federal Executive Council, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, deliberated on at its last National security meeting, according to Monguno.
“Nigeria has moved from a transit hub to a drug production domain” he added
He noted that 17 methamphetamine laboratories were recently shut down in the country and called for a general national approach to ending the drug trafficking.
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