By: JP Ashedzi
In a harvest of raids at the weekend, operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) seized a stash of illicit drugs summing up to N4.8 billion.
The warehouse belonging to a wanted billionaire drug baron is tucked in the heart of the popular International Trade Fair Complex, Alaba, Ojo area of Lagos State.
The confiscated goods contained some 1.4 million pills of tramadol 225mg weighing 826kgs, 3.2 million pills of codeine with gross weight of 3,360kgs, and 2,841 cartons of codeine syrup containing 284,100 bottles with 28,410 litres of the psychoactive substance, with a combined street value of N4.8 billion.
Spokesperson of the agency, Femi Babafemi, yesterday, said a suspect, Paulinus Ojukwu, the Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the wanted drug baron, who parades himself as automobile spare parts dealer, was arrested and now assisting ongoing investigation.