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NDLEA, Intercepts Over 64, 863.5 kilogram of Nitrous oxide

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National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, operatives have intercepted over 64, 863.5 kilogram consignments of the gaseous substance at the Apapa seaport in Lagos and in Imo state.

This comes after the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the agency, Mohamed Buba Marwa directed all commands and formations of the Agency to begin an immediate clampdown on illegal sale and use of nitrous oxide.

The Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi said, the NDLEA operatives at the Apapa seaport on Wednesday intercepted two containers suspected to contain cartons of Nitrous oxide and plastic pressure release nozzles imported from China.

Babafemi said, during the search of the two containers, a total of 522 cartons of Nitrous Oxide, containing 16,366 packages weighing 64,852kgs were recovered along with the paraphernalia for recreational use.

Written by: Helen Obih

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