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NDLEA VOWS TO RID FCT OF HARD DRUGS, ARRESTS STUDENT OF OWO POLYTECHNIC, 28 OTHERS WITH 169.063KG OF HARD DRUGS.
Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), have nabbed a student of marketing in Owo Polytechnic, Mr. Henry Joseph, 30 years, with 107.4kg of cannabis sativa.
Also arrested was a correspondence student with American Hotel Education Institute, Mr. Charles Babalola, 23 who hails from Ibadan, Oyo state and 28 others who were in possession of additional 61.66kg of various types of Narcotic drugs.
SUICIDE BOMBERS ARE MOTIVATED BY DRUGS- NDLEA DG
The Director General of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Mr. Femi Ajayi has attributed the gruesome activities of suicide bombers and terrorist groups to use of illicit of drugs. The DG made the assertion during the public presentation of three books on drug abuse prevention in Lagos written by an officer of the NDLEA. According to Mr Femi, there is no normal human being who will happily die in an explosion save under the influence of narcotics.
DESPEARATE WOMAN INSERTS 66 WRAPS OF NARCOTICS IN PRIVATE PART
A 48 year-old woman, Mande Fatima Bala has set a new record in narcotic smuggling in the country. She inserted 66 wraps of substances that tested positive for methamphetamine weighing one kilogramme in her private parts as she attempted to board a Kenyan Airways flight to Nairobi. According to the Agency, no suspect has ever inserted such a large quantity of drugs in private part since the establishment of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in 1989. The suspect who is a graduate of accountancy was apprehended a week ago at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos.
As Nigeria joins the world in marking the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said that it had successfully arrested 46,087 suspected drug traffickers and seized 1,310,860.348kg from 2006 till date. Cannabis has the largest share of the seized drugs with 1,284,341.896kg. Cocaine is next with 16,746.629kg; psychotropic substances are 9,128.747kg while heroin is 643.076kg. A total of 9,782 persons were also convicted during the period.
Her Excellency, the first lady of Kwara State and Matron of Drug Free Clubs in the State, Mrs Omolewa Abdulfatah Ahmed, wife of the Deputy Governor of the State, Mrs Felicia Kishra and the Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ahmadu Giade were among dignitaries that publicly destroyed a total of 3,450.407kg of forfeited drug exhibits at Ilorin the State capital. The drugs comprising mainly cannabis weighing 3,418.319kg and 32.088kg of psychotropic substances were seized from drug dealers across the State by officers of the NDLEA.
NDLEA RAISES ALARM OVER USE OF SEAPORTS BY DRUG BARONS, SEIZES 2.2 BILLION NAIRA HEROIN FROM PAKISTAN
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has sounded the alarm about the threat of smuggling large shipments of narcotics through the Nigerian seaports into the country. This followed the seizure of large quantity of heroin made by the Agency in
collaboration with the British authorities. The unadulterated heroin weighing 113.49kg was industrially concealed in three molding machines imported from Islamabad, Pakistan in a 20 feet container. The search was conducted at the Ikoyi, Lagos Headquarters of the Agency.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has concluded investigation on the suspected drug trafficker caught in an Iberia flight conveying Super Eagles players last weekend. The 45 year old suspect, Okorafor Chijioke Daniel whose bag contained 2kg of cocaine at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos has owned up to the crime after intense search on the flight going to Spain. All six parcels of drug were concealed in the sole of 3 pairs of shoes in the suspect’s hand luggage. The suspect will be charged with unlawful exportation and possession of cocaine under section 11 subsection b and d of the NDLEA Act.
Drug ingestion as a means of evading arrest has turned suicidal for a 34 year old commercial bus driver in Lagos who met his untimely death over a wrap that ruptured. The deceased, Ozoani Sunny Edwin allegedly returned from Brazil onboard a South African Airline flight at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA). During screening, he tested positive to drug ingestion and was placed on observation. He excreted 10 wraps of substances that tested positive for cocaine weighing 180 grammes. While still under observation, he complained of stomach pain and was rushed to the hospital where he eventually died. A post-mortem examination revealed that his death was due to one of the wraps of cocaine he ingested that ruptured in his stomach.
Benue State Governor, Right Honourable Gabriel Torwua Suswam has commissioned the State Command office complex of the anti-drug Agency renovated by the State government. The Governor and Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ahmadu Giade also led other stakeholders in the public destruction of 4,730.085kg of cannabis in Makurdi, the Benue State Capital.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has recorded the first seizure of creamy cocaine in the country. The 9.500kg cocaine which looks like ice cream was being smuggled into the country in four big coolers by an unrepentant suspected drug trafficker who is currently facing trial over unlawful importation of a kilogramme of cocaine from Brazil in 2010. The re-arrest of the 50 year old at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos has generated mixed reactions on the adequacy of the legal framework and justice dispensation in drug control.
To become the most proactive and leading drug law enforcement Agency on the African Continent and one of the best in the world through the provision of effective and efficient services to Nigerians by cutting off the supply of illicit drugs, reducing the
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