Sunday, December 18, 2022


Nigerian cops seized 1,154,500 pills of Tramadol, Rohypnol and Exol at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Drug kingpin Okrika Kingsley Ozioma is at large. The UN says the trade and growing abuse of tramadol, a synthetic opioid, are destabilizing parts of Africa. The nonmedical use of tramadol has become a major health crisis in some areas. Tramadol produces effects similar to morphine and oxycodone. It gives users a sense of detachment from reality and makes them delusional. Less stigmatized than other opioids, tramadol as a prescription medication can be accessed and transported easily.
In October drug baron and Chairman of Automation Motors Ugochukwu Chukwukadibia was busted. One of his six mansions was raided, leading to 443 cartons of Tramadol Hydrochloride 225mg, which contained 13,451,466 pills.
Street prices are low, but still 5 times higher than cost, making Tramadol extremely profitable. It is favoured as a lower cost alternative to Percocet, Suboxone, and Oxycodone. Tramadol is a money generator for terror groups and is used regularly. The dosage used is often four or five times higher than recommended.