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The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ahmadu Giade has called on members of the public to be cautious of plot by drug barons to recruit drug mules to smuggle locally grown cannabis to countries with capital punishment for drugs like United Arab Emirates and China. Giade revealed that the NDLEA had foiled several attempts by drug barons to smuggle cannabis in foodstuff outside the country. Three suspects including a female had been caught with 58.755kg of cannabis destined for Dubai and China at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos.
The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Ahmadu Giade has decried the unfortunate plight of some citizens who are awaiting execution on drug related offences in Indonesia. Giade said that despite the deplorable condition of those on death row and the efforts of the government to intervene through presidential clemency, the Agency is still recording arrests of suspected drug traffickers.
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have aborted a plot by a Nigerian based in Johannesburg to smuggle 36.850kg of narcotic drugs to South Africa. The shipment was intercepted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja during the outward screening of an Ethiopian Airline flight. The suspected substances hidden in his luggage were field tested and found to be methamphetamine weighing 17.700kg and ephedrine weighing 19.150kg with an estimated monetary value of 120 million naira.
NDLEA commander at Abuja airport, Mr. Hamisu Lawan said that few days after the arrest of Ilo Chidera Alex with 15.850kg of cocaine concealed inside make-up brushes from Sao Paulo enroute Dubai, the command has recorded the seizure of 36.850kg of methamphetamine and ephedrine.
The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ahmadu Giade has drawn the attention of applicants to illegal websites calling for application for eligible candidates stressing that the Agency is currently not recruiting. Giade called on members of the public to beware of the activities of criminals who sell fake recruitment forms and extort money under false pretext. He dismissed claims of on-going internal recruitment and vehicle auction sales.
According to Giade, “NDLEA is not conducting recruitment and vehicle auction sales. This is a calculated move to defraud unsuspecting applicants. Members of the public should please watch out for those who claim to be selling NDLEA forms and report to the nearest command of the Agency. We have received reports of fake websites advertising NDLEA recruitment. Some of the fraudsters had been apprehended by the Agency following complaints by some victims who were duped”.
He urged members of the public to endeavour to visit any NDLEA office closest to them to verify any claim before committing resources to avoid being swindled. Giade also warned that the Agency will prosecute anyone found to be involved in defrauding innocent citizens under the guise of NDLEA recruitment or vehicle auction sales.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has apprehended fourteen drug suspects at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA) Lagos with 33.655kg of narcotic drugs. Various methods of drug concealment adopted by drug traffickers to escape arrest this end of year season were also exposed. Eight of the suspects were caught trying to smuggle cocaine into the country from Brazil and Argentina while six others were intercepted while taking drugs to Hong Kong, Dubai, Italy and Brazil.
The Lagos State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has won 123 convictions at the Federal High Court Lagos in 2014. The convicts include 117 males and 9 females who were sentenced to between one day and 15 years for various drug offences. Justice Musa Kurya sentenced a pregnant woman, Kudirat Bello to one day imprisonment for possessing 33.3kg of cannabis while 38 year old Obinna Okeke was sentenced to 15 years with hard labour by Justice M. D. Idris for possession of 3kg of cannabis. 118 cases were pending as at December 31, 2014. The command also detected a clandestine laboratory in the State.
Statistics of drug arrests and seizures at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos in the past two years have shown that arrests increased by 16.22 percent while drug seizures decreased by 33.68kg.
The attention of the Management of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency [NDLEA] has been drawn to the activities of illegal and fraudulent employment 'consultants' who are selling what they refer to as NDLEA RECRUITMENT FORMS to unsuspecting members of the public. For the avoidance of doubt, the Management of NDLEA is not conducting any recruitment exercise at the moment. The general public is therefore advised to discountenance any covert or online advertisements for vacancies in the NDLEA which is being perpetrated by employment scammers on the internet.
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have discovered 2.235kg of cocaine inside soles of female shoes imported from Brazil. The cocaine was detected at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) during search of passengers on board an Etihad flight. A suspected drug trafficker who checked-in the bags with the narcotic had been apprehended.
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have apprehended a technician for allegedly possessing 665 grammes of cannabis. The arrest took place at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) during the outward screening of passengers on an Etihad flight to Dubai. Dried weeds which tested positive for cannabis concealed in foodstuff were found inside the suspect’s luggage.