The NDLEA apprehends the man responsible for the N3 billion tramadol bust linked to Abba Kyari.
The NDLEA said the billionaire drug baron man is accused of drug and money laundering connected with the N3billion Tramadol deal involving the Abba Kyari-led Intelligence Response Team.
On February 14th, operatives from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, arrested the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari-led Intelligence Response Team, IRT, and Chief Afam Mallinson Emmanuel Ukatu for seizing 25kg of drugs from alleged smugglers and then attempting to sell the spoils for cash.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency’s Abuja office announced Monday that a Nigerian man had been arrested on charges related to the N3 billion tramadol.
The man, who wasn’t identified by the NDLEA, is accused of the charges of being the importer of large consignments of different brands and high dosages of Tramadol Hydrochloride, ranging from 120mg, 200mg, 225mg, and 250mg, all of which are illicit.
According to the NDLEA, the man owned pharmaceutical and plastic manufacturing companies, which he used as a cover to import illicit drugs into Nigeria.
The suspect was said to be operating 103 bank accounts, most of which are used to launder money.
He is the latest in a series of NDLEA arrests across Nigeria.