Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have intercepted over 2,547.2 kilogramme of nitrous oxide, among other illicit drugs, on the Okene-Lokoja-Abuja expressway.
In a statement released on the agency’s official Facebook page Sunday, NDLEA’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi, said operatives intercepted the drugs in six different states, Lagos, Kogi, FCT, Kaduna, Sokoto, and Edo states.
Babafemi said at least 4,000kgs of “laughing gas, skunk, codeine syrup, methamphetamine and tramadol” were seized from two suspects, Onyebuchi Ikpozu and Kenneth Igwe.
The statement partly read, “Over four tons of illicit and controlled drugs including consignments of nitrous oxide popularly known as laughing gas, skunk, codeine syrup, methamphetamine, and tramadol have been intercepted by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, during interdiction operations in Lagos, Kogi, FCT, Jigawa, Kaduna, Sokoto and Edo states.
“No fewer than 1,194 cylinders of laughing gas with a total weight of 2,547.2 kilograms loaded in two Toyota Sienna buses were on Friday 22nd September intercepted by NDLEA operatives along the Okene-Lokoja-Abuja expressway.
“Two suspects: Onyebuchi Ikpozu and Kenneth Igwe who were taking the consignments to the nation’s Federal Capital Territory for distribution have been arrested and taken into custody.