NDLEA SEIZES N5BN TRAMADOL TABLETS AT LAGOS AIRPORT, ABUJA, EDO RAID – DAILY TRUST PG.43, PUNCH 4, THE NATION PG.2, DAILYSUN PG.4,THISDAY PG.8
About 9.5 million tablets of pharmaceutical opioids – tramadol and Exol 5 – worth over N5bn have been seized at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and Edo State by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS). Of the figure, 214 cartons of Tramadol 225, under 10 different brand names, which translate to 9,219,400 tablets weighing 6,384.5kgs, with an estimated street value of N4,609,700,000 were transferred on March 29 alongside 85 cartons of dried khat leaves with a total weight of 1,327.35kgs by the Nigerian Customs to the MMIA Command of NDLEA as a symbol of the synergy between the two law enforcement agencies.
POLICE INTERCEPT N10M HARD DRUGS, REJECT N.5M BRIBE – PUNCH PG.9
THE Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of four suspects over alleged possession of illicit drugs said to be worth N10m in the Mile 2 area of the state. Confirming the development in a statement on Sunday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the suspects were arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad. He said, “Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad in the early hours of Sunday, April 3, 2022 intercepted a busload of illicit drugs at the Mile 2 area of Lagos State. “Preliminary investigations revealed that the drugs which were loaded in a bus with the number plate AGL 205 YD belonged to one Alhaji, better known as General in Mushin.
RIGHTS VIOLATION: SERAP URGES BUHARI TO OBEY ECOWAS JUDGMENT ON CYBERCRIME LAW – THIS DAY PG. 12
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to enforce the judgment by the ECOWAS Court of Justice compelling the federal government to delete the offence of ‘insulting or stalking public officials online’ from the Cybercrime Act. The judgement, delivered by the court last week in Accra, Ghana, followed the suit number ECW/CCJ/APP/09/19 brought by SERAP. The court in its ruling, had ordered the federal government to amend the controversial section 24 of the law which is widely viewed as authorities’ weapon for muzzling citizens’ rights to freedom of expression.