May 27, 2018

Tramadol packaged as noodles seized from smugglers (Punch)

Tramadol packaged as noodles seized from smugglers (Punch)

Boxes of drugs, including Tramadol, the popularly abused prescribed-only pain relief, which were being smuggled into Nigeria from Togo, have been confiscated by officials of the Food and Drugs Authority in the Volta Region, Ghana.

Concealed in empty boxes of a popular noodles brand, the drugs were being smuggled through an unapproved route at a point referred to as ‘Kpoglo border’ near Ho, in Ghana.

Speaking on a Ghanaian show on Friday, the Volta Regional Director of the FDA, Gordon Akurugu, said the driver of the bus in which the drugs were being transported was intercepted last Saturday. He has since been arrested. Read more

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