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Codeine syrup consignment for Abuja drug joints intercepted in Suleja

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said its operatives in Suleja, Niger State have foiled attempts by a drug trafficker to smuggle 2,800 bottles of diverse cough syrups into Abuja.

The operatives recovered 1,020 bottles of CS cough syrup with codeine, 390 bottles of CSP cough syrup with codeine and 1,390 bottles of barcadin cough syrup with codeine.

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The Commander, Niger State Command of the Agency, Haruna Kwetishe said the illicit substances meant for drug joints in Abuja were procured from Onitsha, Anambra State and diverted to Morada market motor park in Suleja to avoid security scrutiny in Abuja.

A 27-year-old Ezema Sunday, who was to take delivery of the consignment was arrested on Tuesday 7th April, 2021 along with another suspect, Nehemiah Isa who was caught with 1.3kg of cannabis and 7gramme of Nitrazepam.

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