The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has busted another drug cartel which warehoused 16 million pills of Tramadol in cartons worth N8.86 billion from one of the mansions of a billionaire drug baron, Ugochukwu Nsofor Chukwukadibia, in the highbrow residential estate, Victoria Garden City, Lekki area of Lagos.
NDLEA Director of Media, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
According to Babafemi, NDLEA operatives had last Friday stormed Plot A45 Road 2, home of the 52-year-old billionaire drug kingpin, following credible intelligence.
The statement read in part, “No less than N13,451,466 pills of Tramadol 225mg worth N8,860,000,000 in street value have been recovered by operatives of the National Drug Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, from one of the mansions of a billionaire drug baron, Ugochukwu Nsofor Chukwukadibia, in the highbrow residential estate, Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lekki area of Lagos.
“Following credible intelligence, NDLEA operatives on Friday 30th September stormed the Plot A45 Road 2 home of the 52-year-old billionaire drug kingpin. A search of the expansive mansion led to the discovery of 443 cartons of Tramadol Hydrochloride 225mg, which contains 13,451,466 pills of the drug while some cartons were already burnt in a fire incident in the house the same day.”
NDLEA Chairman, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), in his reaction, commended the officers and men involved in the operation for their diligence while also appreciating Nigerians for supporting the Agency in its arduous task of ridding the country of the menace of drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking.