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



The Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company, NDLEA, has mentioned that the continued investigation of a alleged billionaire drug baron, Chief Afam Mallinson Ukatu, has led to the invention of how the suspect allegedly imported into Nigeria in a single month, October 2019, two containers containing 1,284 cartons of Tramadol with market worth of over N22billion.


Recall that the anti-narcotic company had on Wednesday, April 12, arrested the alleged billionaire drug baron behind the N3billion Tramadol deal involving the embattled suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari-led Intelligence Response Workforce, IRT. Learn right here.


Spokesperson of the company, Femi Babafemi, mentioned a assertion was issued at the moment Might 3, to counter insinuations by some hirelings that NDLEA has no proof to pin a criminal offense on Ukatu, who’s the Chairman/CEO of Mallinson Group of corporations.


”After months of surveillance, Ukatu was finally arrested on board a flight to Abuja on the MM2 terminal of the Lagos airport, Ikeja on Wednesday thirteenth April.

Investigations reveal he is been a significant importer of enormous consignments of various manufacturers and excessive dosages of Tramadol Hydrochloride, starting from 120mg, 200mg, 225mg and 250mg, all of that are illicit. Ukatu owns pharmaceutical and plastic manufacturing corporations, which he used as a canopy to import illicit medication into Nigeria.

The Company mentioned in the midst of investigating the N3billion Tramadol saga between Ukatu and the Abba Kyaris IRT workforce, its operatives have unearthed extra evidences establishing how Ukatu has been importing massive portions of Tramadol far above the accredited threshold allowed into the nation.

In a single occasion, Ukatu by means of his Mallinson Group of corporations imported into the nation two-conatiner a great deal of 5 totally different manufacturers of Tramadol in October 2019 by means of the Apapa ports in Lagos. All of the evidences thus far gathered present that the imported Tramadol manufacturers had been far above the edge permitted to be imported into Nigeria.”


The assertion added that the suspect will quickly have his day in court docket

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

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