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President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has commended the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for intercepting 233,699.875kg of narcotics in 2012, destruction of 1,404.27 hectares of cannabis plantation with the arrest of 8,052 suspected drug traffickers comprising 7,510 males and 542 females. The president’s satisfaction was conveyed in a letter addressed to the Agency and signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim.
An electronic dealer at Alaba International market, Lagos is currently under investigation in connection with unlawful exportation of 450 grammes of methamphetamine to Malaysia. The suspect, Olewunne Chibuzor Darlington said that he invested nine hundred thousand naira (N900,000) in drug trafficking in expectation of five million naira profit.
Ekiti State Government has threatened to take over farm land used for the cultivation of Cannabis Sativa otherwise known as hemp or marijuana. This was made known at the weekend by Governor Kayode Fayemi who was the Special Guest of Honour at the public destruction of 11,500kg of illegal drugs at Ado-Ekiti by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has averted the untimely death of a forty-two (42) year-old trader. The suspect, Umeozor Joel Tochukwu was found with 1.305kg of cocaine at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos, while attempting to board a Qatar flight to China where drug offenders are liable to capital punishment.
Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos have apprehended a thirty-six year-old Disc Jockey with powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine weighing 855 grammes. The suspect, Iwunze Magnus with a South African international passport number 460709224 boarded an Iberia flight from Costa Rica enroute Madrid. He was found in possession of 52 wraps of cocaine at the arrival hall of the airport.
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have foiled attempt by a thirty-eight (38) year-old single lady to smuggle 645 grammes of cocaine hidden in a female hand bag out of the country to Turkey. The arrest was made at the departure hall of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos during the outward screening of passengers on a Turkish airline flight.
Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi and the Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Ahmadu Giade have led stakeholders in setting ablaze 14,632.386kg of forfeited drug exhibits in Ibadan. The event is in compliance with a Federal High Court order that the drugs be destroyed publicly.
The United States Government has offered to organize twenty-seven (27) training courses for officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in 2014. This was made known by Mr. Mark Huebschman, United States Deputy Chief, Counter-narcotics and Law Enforcement Division, Africa Command. The US envoy who spoke during a working visit to the Agency’s headquarters Ikoyi, Lagos said that the training is part of United States assistance to Nigeria’s fight against drug trafficking.
“The United States will fund twenty-seven (27) training courses for the NDLEA in 2014. This will cover senior leadership, middle cadre as well as tactical training. Our training advisor in Nigeria will work with the Agency in developing the training schedule. It is an elaborate training and we hope to enlist the support of willing international partners” Mark stated.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is currently investigating a 34 year-old nursing mother, Mrs. Mbonu Chizoba in connection with the unlawful exportation of 6kg of cannabis to China. Officials detected the drug during routine inspection of cargoes at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Shed, Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. The compressed dried weeds that tested positive for cannabis was hidden in a luggage meant for export on an Ethiopian airline flight.
Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola of Lagos State had lent his voice to the campaign for stiffer penalty for drug offenders. The Governor barred his mind while presenting two Toyota Hilux Vehicles on Monday September, 30, 2013 to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The vehicles are to assist the Agency in launching attacks on drug traffickers in the State.
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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