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NDLEA Warns Nigerians Of New Drug Fentanyl

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has urged Nigerians to beware of a new drug called Fentanyl which cartels are trying to introduce ito the Nigerian market.

According to the agency, the drug is 100 times stronger than Tramadol.

The agency disclosed this in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Femi Babafemi.

The NDLEA said, “We are not unaware of desperate efforts by some drug cartels to introduce to the Nigerian market, Fentanyl, which according to the CDC, is 80 times as potent as morphine and 100 times more potent than heroin.

“This, they plan to do either in liquid or powder form and/or with misleading labels to target our youth population.

“This they may also mix with other prescription drugs. The illegally manufactured fentanyl in its liquid form can come in nasal sprays, eye drops, or small candies.

“As a result, parents and other stakeholders are advised to be vigilant, alert and warn their young ones against attempting experimenting with this illicit substance. Symptoms for fentanyl exposure and/or overdose include pinpoint pupils, falling asleep or losing consciousness, slow and shallow breathing, choking or gurgling sounds, limp body, and pale, blue, or cold skin.”

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