Italy-bound physically challenged man arrested at Lagos airport for trafficking 5,000 tramadol tablets


A 53-year-old physically challenged man, Ehiarimwiam Osaromo Emmanuel, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the departure hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos for dr#g trafficking.

According to a statement by the spokesperson of the agency, Femi Babafemi, the suspect was arrested on Sunday 28th August on his way to Italy, via Doha on a Qatar Airways flight. He was found to have concealed five thousand (5,000) tablets of tramadol (225mg) in his luggage.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is a frequent traveller who often travels with lots of bags containing mainly food items, body cream, hair attachment and drinks. The suspect was said to have presented his usual large consignment to NDLEA operatives for search but held on to some packages, which were retrieved from him and properly searched during which the drugs were discovered.