Police officers in the Apapa area of the Lagos State police command, have intercepted a 40-foot container loaded with drugs suspected to be tramadol and codeine.
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The container was intercepted on water and taken to a bonded terminal in Apapa, according to Channels Television.
A team from the Customs and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) joined the Area B Commander, Olasoji Akinbayo, for inspection on Thursday.
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Port authorities say the container will be handed over to appropriate authorities for further investigation and prosecution.
On Tuesday, Babagana Monguno, the National Security Adviser (NSA), hinted that drug trafficking is one of the factors fueling insecurity across the country.
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He disclosed that drug addiction and trafficking were one of the major issues the Federal Executive Council (FEC), chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, discussed at its last meeting.
The NSA said the country has moved from a transit hub to a drug production centre.
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Monguno noted that 17 meth labs were recently shut down in the country, and called for a national approach to stopping the drug menace.