NDLEA uncovers N22Billion worth of Tramadol allegedly imported by alleged drug baron, Afam Ukatu | latest news from nigerian newspapers today

Abba Kyari: NDLEA uncovers N22Billion worth of Tramadol allegedly imported by alleged drug baron, Afam Ukatu

The National Drug law enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has said that the ongoing investigation of a alleged billionaire drug lord, Chief Afam Mallinson Ukatu, has led to the invention of how the suspect allegedly foreign into Federal Republic of Nigeria in a single month, october 2019, 2 containers containing one,284 cartons of Tramadol with market value of over N22billion.

Recall that the anti-narcotic agency had on wednesday, April 12, arrested the alleged billionaire drug lord behind the N3billion Tramadol deal involving the embattled suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari-led Intelligence Response Team, IRT.Spokesperson of the agency, Femi Babafemi, said a statement was issued today might 3, to counter insinuations by some hirelings that NDLEA has no proof to pin a crime on Ukatu, who is that the Chairman/CEO of Mallinson group of companies.

”After months of surveillance, Ukatu was eventually arrested on board a flight to abuja at the MM2 terminal of the lagos field, Ikeja on wednesday 13th April.

Investigations reveal he is been a major importer of large consignments of various brands and high dosages of Tramadol hydrochloride, starting from 120mg, 200mg, 225mg and 250mg, all of that ar illicit. Ukatu owns pharmaceutical and plastic manufacturing corporations, that he used as a canopy to import illicit drugs into hydrochloride.

The Agency said within the course of investigating the N3billion Tramadol heroic tale between Ukatu and therefore the Abba Kyaris IRT team, its operatives have unearthed more evidences establishing however Ukatu has been commerce large quantities of Tramadol way above the approved threshold allowed into the country.

In one instance, Ukatu through his Mallinson cluster of corporations imported into the country two-conatiner loads of 5 different brands of Tramadol in october 2019 through the Apapa ports in lagos. All the evidences {so way|thus far|up to now|to date|to this point} gathered show that the imported Tramadol brands were far on top of the threshold permissible to be imported into nigeria.”

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