Abubakar Ibrahim, the village head of Gidan Abba in Bodinga Local Government Area of Sokoto State, has been arrested.
The 38-year-old man was arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for drug trafficking.
The spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi, said on Sunday in Abuja that Ibrahim, who was nabbed with 3kgs of cannabis sativa and 4,000 tablets of exol-5. He was among 11 suspects arrested in interdiction operations in which 991,320 pills of pharmaceutical opioids and 1,251kgs of cannabis and khat, as well as 46.637kgs of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin, were recovered by NDLEA operatives across seven states.
According to him, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos, NDLEA operatives attached to the SAHCO import shed on Wednesday 26th October intercepted 15 cartons containing 802,000 pills of Tramadol imported from Dubai, UAE and Karachi, Pakistan.
“While 10 cartons of Tramadol 225mg came in from Dubai on Ethiopian Airlines flight, four cartons of 100mg and a carton of 225mg Tramadol came from Karachi, Pakistan on another Ethiopian Airlines flight,” Babafemi said.