National Drugs
Law Enforcement Agency,
NDLEA, Kaduna State
Command has paraded
suspected fake drugs
dealer, Uche Chinyere,
for being in possession of
expired tramadol drugs
worth over N13million.
While parading
the suspect, the state
commander, Samuel Azige,
said he was arrested in
possession of 1544 cartoons
of expired tramadol drugs
each cartoon cost N9,060.
Azige said the suspect
was not just arrested
because the drugs expired
since 2014, but because
it endangers lives and
increased criminal
activities in the state.
“NDLEA yesterday in
Zaria arrested a man by
name Uche Chinyere. It
took us about two months
and yesterday we finally
got him arrested.
“The total numbers of
cartoons are: 1544 cartoons
of Tramadol drug. It weigh
over 15 tonnes of tramadol,
each of the cartoon cost N9,
060, were in his possession.
He told us he expended
over N12million on the
“The most disturbing
aspect is that the drugs
are expired since 2014 but
he is still stocking them
and selling them which is
very dangerous. NAFDAC
has been campaigning and
creating awareness on the
dangers of taking expired
“This is someone that
does not have the interest
of the people at heart
but after making money.
So he sells these drugs
whether they are useful or
not useful. As far as he is
concerned,let him makes
his money. That is the
bottom line,” he said.
Azige said investigation
was already on into the
matter and in the next one
week, the suspect would be
charged to court.
Meanwhile, interrogating
the suspect, Chinyere, who
claimed to be a patient
medicine dealer, admitted
that the drugs were
expired and that he has
been planning to contact
to dispose the drugs before
his arrest.

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