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Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ahmadu Giade wants regional bodies to be more involved in counter narcotic operations in the African continent. The anti-narcotic boss made the call following the discovery of new tricks adopted by drug traffickers. Active participation by regional organisations will boost the campaign to eradicate illicit drugs from our societies.
Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have foiled attempt by a 52 year old businessman to export powdery substances that tested positive to ephedrine weighing 25.4kg to Mozambique through the Nigeria Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) section of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos had been nipped in the bud by anti-drug officials. The suspect Philip Anazodo, an auto parts dealer at Trade Fair Complex, Lagos allegedly packed the drug in sandals meant for export to Mozambique when it was detected during search.
The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ahmadu Giade has paid tribute to two officers, a Superintendent of Narcotics, Allen Asor and a Narcotic Agent, Yohanna Musa Barnya that died during an operation in Adamawa State. Giade who described the officers as gallant and reliable with an impeccable track record regretted the sad incident. The NDLEA boss ordered an investigation into the circumstances that led to their death and vowed to bring the perpetrators to book.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it successfully seized narcotic drugs worth 31 billion naira and arrested 8,639 suspected drug traffickers in 2011. A total of 195,283.917 kilogrames of various drugs were equally traced and seized from drug traffickers across the country. Cannabis Sativa otherwise known as hemp constitutes the largest seizure with 191,847.91 kilogrammes. Psychotropic substances are 2,985.45 kilogrammes; cocaine is 410.805 kilogrammes while heroin is 39.752 kilogrammes.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has prevented the perilous incursion of a Pakistani drug cartel into Nigeria with 13 kilogrammes of high grade heroin. Operatives of the anti-drug Agency at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos aborted the plot with the prompt arrest of a 35 year-old Pakistani with the parcels of brownish powdery substances that tested positive for heroin hidden inside his hand luggage. Officials described the heroin as high grade with an estimated street value of about 120 million naira.
The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Ahmadu Giade has announced the arrest of three Bolivians and a Nigerian in connection with a clandestine laboratory for the illicit production of Methamphetamine at satellite town, Lagos. The Agency warned that it will not treat the development with kid gloves as it threatens public health and safety.
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos have arrested a South African lady in connection with drug trafficking. The suspect, Nene Fikile Happy-Girl 38 years old was to board an Emirate flight to Malaysia when she tested positive to drug ingestion. Unlike other suspects, she gave herself up when she suddenly held her stomach in pains at the departure hall.
Drug traffickers never lack reasons why they indulge in the criminal act. It was therefore not strange when Frank Edionhon, 34 years told investigating narcotic officials that he needed money to pay the medical bills of his brother who had been sick. The suspect hails from Ikpoba/Okha Local Government Area of Edo State. He was apprehended at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) Kano while attempting to board an Egypt Airline flight to Athens, Greece enroute Cairo.
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have apprehended three suspected members of a drug syndicate in connection with unlawful importation of 4.1kg of heroin from India. The drug which was intelligently hidden inside cooking pots was discovered at the arrival hall of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos during routine search. It was imported by a suspected member of a drug cartel who was caught during the screening of passengers on Qatar Airline flight from Dubai.
The illegal activities of Raliatu Ganiyu, 60, and Suleiman Malade, 60, that had inflicted much pain on residents were recently terminated by the Idiroko border command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The grandparents were apprehended in connection with unlawful possession and sales of dried weeds found to be cannabis sativa. The anti-drug Agency commander at the Idiroko border, Mr. Davis Olatekunbi disclosed that the arrests were made following a tip-off by members of the public.
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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