NDLEA arrests 17 suspects in Ilorin

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the FederalGovernment had banned companies from producing codeine.

Addressing newsmen on Thursday in Ilorin, the state Commander of the NDLEA, Mr OnahOgilegwu, said his men arrested 13 suspects with assorted drugs in different locations across the state.

He said: “13 suspects were arrested at various locations by the Air Force authority in Ilorin and transferred to the command with assorted hard drugs,” he said.

stated that the Command on Saturday nabbed another two suspects with 12 cartons of codeine containing 600 bottles of the product.

“The two suspects were in the taxi trying to travel down north with the drug but my men intercepted their car and while checking they discovered 12 cartons of codeine.

“They confessed that they are travelling to Kaduna with the drugs to deliver them to a man.

“They said that they have been involved and making money from the business for a very long time.”

He added that on Tuesday another two suspects were arrested along Tanke area, Ilorin, by personel of the agency.

“Surveillance was placed in the area following a tip off. Men of the command swung into action and the two suspects arrested are presently undergoing investigation,” he explained.

Ogilegwu charged all drug sellers and producers to abide by directives to submit banned substances in order to receive commendation from the command,” adding that failure to do so will lead to arrest of culprits.

He added that other assorted drugs like Tramadol should be placed on poison box by the pharmacists and should be sold strictly on medical doctor’s recommendation.

“Any other vendor found selling drugs aside licensed pharmacists will face the wrath of the law when arrested,” he warned.

He also urged the Federal Government to fast track a bill to ban production, sales and distribution of the drugs.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Baringo church disowns man arrested for burning children's feet

Baringo church disowns man arrested for burning children's feet

Malala loses police protection over 'hawahitaji masomo' comment

Malala loses police protection over 'hawahitaji masomo' comment

2022 election campaign period officially begins, other key dates from IEBC [List]

2022 election campaign period officially begins, other key dates from IEBC [List]

Artist stranded after pushing Ruto's sculpture on wheelbarrow from Nakuru

Artist stranded after pushing Ruto's sculpture on wheelbarrow from Nakuru

Kalonzo’s super deal with Raila and cabinet slots before Azimio comeback

Kalonzo’s super deal with Raila and cabinet slots before Azimio comeback

Inside the Cleophas Malala degree fiasco and heated interview [Video]

Inside the Cleophas Malala degree fiasco and heated interview [Video]

Ruto woos Narok voters with tough talk on Kenyatta Family-owned land

Ruto woos Narok voters with tough talk on Kenyatta Family-owned land

Kalonzo still vying & accepted Raila's offer - Wiper officials send mixed messages

Kalonzo still vying & accepted Raila's offer - Wiper officials send mixed messages

Uhuru makes surprise appearance at KDF airshow driving himself, Ethiopian PM

Uhuru makes surprise appearance at KDF airshow driving himself, Ethiopian PM