The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has linked a seizure of large consignment of Tramadol, an illegal drug, in Lagos to the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.
It was gathered that the former head of the IGP Intelligence Response Team( IRT) and his team failed to report the issue to the NDLEA.
This is coming at a time Kyari was linked to a drug ring operating the Brazil–Ethiopia-Nigeria route.
According to Vanguard, sources close to NDLEA disclosed that the Kyari team had been linked to the alleged seizure of a large consignment of Tramadol in a warehouse at the Amuwo-Odofin area of Lagos.
The source disclosed that the consignment of Tramadol was worth ₦3billion and it was imported into the country by a pharmacist.
A further report revealed that the Kyari team heard about the consignment and invaded the warehouse where the drug was stocked.
The sources disclosed that the NDLEA was not informed about the drug which was seized last year.
One of the sources said, “What this means is that the IRT may have sold the consignment of Tramadol to a cartel after storming the Amuwo Odofin warehouse and seizing the Tramadol.
“We have launched a probe into the case to get to the root of the matter.”