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The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal has upturned the judgment of the lower court, which ordered the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to pay N25 million to a popular comedian, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as ‘Baba Suwe’ as compensation for detaining him for nine days from October 12, 2011 to October 20, 2011 over allegation of drug trafficking during the screening of Air France passengers to Paris.
DRUG TRAFFICKING: NDLEA, ARMY RAID MUSHIN, RECOVER 3,166.15KG OF CANNABIS, COCAINE, HEROIN & METHAMPHETAMINE
A combined team of officers with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the Nigerian Army have carried out a raid on Akala area of Mushin, a notorious criminal hideout in Lagos. The operation which lasted several hours at the weekend led to the arrest of 47 suspected drug traffickers and addicts with the seizure of 3,166.15kg of narcotics including cannabis, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.
Chairman/Chief Executive of the Agency Ahmadu Giade commended the Nigerian Army Commander, 9 Brigade Lagos, Brigadier General Adeniyi Oyebade for giving the needed back-up because of the notoriety of the area. “The Agency will continue to gather intelligence reports and conduct raids on criminal hideouts. We are prepared to clean-up Lagos. This operation is a pointer to the fact that no criminal location is invincible. The understanding and cooperation of the Nigerian Army is highly commendable” Giade stated.
A suspected drug trafficker has hidden 2kg of dried weeds suspected to be cannabis inside a consignment of dried bitter leaf. Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) made the discovery during search operation at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. Two persons were apprehended with 3.700kg of narcotics. A substance that tested positive for methamphetamine weighing 1.700kg hidden in a false bottom of luggage was also detected during the outward clearance of Arik air passengers to Monrovia.
Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Ahmadu Giade has ordered the investigation of two crew members of Arik Air arrested by United Kingdom security officials at Heathrow Airport, London in connection with drug trafficking. It was gathered that the crew members, Temitayo Olubunmi Daramola was found in possession of 6kg of cocaine while Delita Abibimgbi was found with 60 packets of cigarettes.
About 200 officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) will be trained by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on best practices on drug demand reduction. Other drug abuse treatment centres are to participate in the European Union funded project which will involve the regulation, upgrading and streamlining of drug abuse counselling, treatment and rehabilitation practice in Nigeria.
BENIN CITY — THE Edo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has destroyed 102,701 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa commonly called marijuana with an estimated street value of over N1 billion.
Justice S. Seidu of the Federal High Court Lagos on Tuesday May 14, 2013 sentenced a veteran guitarist Fatoke Abiodun to three years imprisonment for drug trafficking. The convict pleaded guilty to one count charge of unlawful exportation of 1.575kg of cocaine on the 26th of February 2013 while ruling was reserved till May. The defence counsel, Mr Bayo Onifade had pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy since the convict is 62 years old, a husband of three wives with twelve children.
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted female hand bags and folders containing 3.860kg of cocaine. The outward appearance of the bags does not indicate any presence of narcotics. It was factory packed as the drugs were found after the bads and folders were cut open. A 28 year old suspect, Osunwa Chukwujekwu who brought the bag from Brazil has also been arrested. The discovery was made within the week during inward screening of Emirate passengers from Brazil at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos.
Two suspected drug traffickers have tested positive for narcotic ingestion at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said that one of the suspects inserted four wraps of cocaine weighing 210 grammes in his anus while another ingested 67 wraps also of cocaine weighing 1.085kg. A total of 1.295kg of cocaine was found with both suspects.
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have foiled a plot to smuggle 40.255kg of methamphetamine to South Africa on board a South African Airline flight. The consignment was detected at the cargo section of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. A total of 41 parcels of the methamphetamine were found hidden inside ground melon packed with cosmetics and provisions.
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