Drugs intercepted by police in Kano not Tramadol —NDLEA
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency has said the recent drugs allegedly intercepted by the police in Kano State was not tramadol, but diclofenac, an analgesic.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the police recently announced that it intercepted 303 cartons of drugs suspected to be tramadol.
However, the NDLEA Commander in Kano, Dr Ibrahim Abdul, told newsmen on Tuesday in Kano that the command had intercepted such drugs recently.
He explained that following series of investigation and tests, it was discovered that there was no sign of tramadol in the drugs.
“We recently intercepted similar drugs from the same company, we carried out our investigations here and we later sent it to a laboratory in Lagos where the result proved us right.
“Therefore, we expect the police to have conducted such investigations to know if the drugs are illicit instead of addressing journalists.
“The police in Kano is expected to hand over such cases concerning illicit drugs to us for further investigation because they have no facilities to test such drugs,” the NDLEA commander said.