By our reporter| The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Monday discovered 13 million tramadol pills in a mansion in the Lekki area of Lagos state.
According to NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, the discovery was made following a raid at a building situated in Victoria Garden City (VGC).
Babafemi further stated that the “massive and beautiful” building was used to “warehouse over 13 million pills of Tramadol 225mg” by a drug baron.
The drug baron identified as Ugochukwu Nsofor Chukwukadibia, is the Chairman of Autonation Motors Ltd and he was arrested barely two months after NDLEA uncovered a methamphetamine clandestine laboratory in the residence of another drug kingpin in the estate, Chris Emeka Nzewi.
Chkwukadibia is currently in the custody of NDLEA operatives.
The bust adds to the long list of successes recorded by the anti-drug agency in recent months.
On September 19, the NDLEA seized 1.8 tonnes of cocaine worth “N194 billion” in Lagos.
The drugs were discovered in a warehouse in the Ikorodu area of the state.
Babafemi had said the development “appears to be the biggest singular cocaine seizure” in the agency’s history.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who was attending the United Nations general assembly (UNGA) at the time, had congratulated Buba Marwa, chairman of the NDLEA, over the seizure.