The National Drugs Law enforcement Agency has seized No fewer than 100,000 bottles of codeine syrup with a total weight of 15,325kilograms at the Onne seaport, Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
In a statement by the director media and advocacy of the agency Femi Babafemi says The codeine syrups were parked in 500 cartons and concealed in a container marked MRKU 1565305, bearing imported food masks made in India.
In a related development, NDLEA operatives at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, NAIA, also seized nine cartons of khat, weighing 146.95kilograms at the cargo wing of the airport. The consignment packaged as dried green tea was shipped from Addis Ababa, on board Ethiopian airline flight ET911.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa has hailed the synergy among various government agencies at the Onne port and Abuja Airport, charged them not to rest on their oars as they work hard to keep Nigeria safe.