Kaduna State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has arrested a Toyota Hiace vehicle with 15 sacks of codeine syrup concealed under some soft drinks and beer at a stop and search motorised patrol check point.
Spokesperson of the agency in the state Maijama’a Abdullahi stated this while briefing newsmen in Kaduna explained that the driver of the vehicle, one Chinedu Asogwu confessed that the items were loaded from Onitsha market to Kaduna as its final destination.
The spokesperson noted that the value of the items stood at 2,919 bottles of codeine syrup weighing 396kg with a street value of ₦10.5 million.
Similarly, the command has, from April 1 this year arrested 73 suspects, as well as substances such as cannabis sativa, cocaine, tramadol among others, with a grand total of over 2,197kg.
Reporting by Usman Sani; editing by Muzha Kucha