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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.
Sniffer dogs of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have recorded their first major seizure of narcotics this year. Anti-narcotic agents had placed the consignment on surveillance following the alert signal of the sniffer dogs. The operation led to the ultimate abandonment of 16 kilogrammes of high grade heroin by a suspected drug syndicate at the National Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Shed at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos.
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.
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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