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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has called on the general public to make health their ‘new high’ in life instead of drugs. This was the message during a sensitisation walk at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) tagged Walk Against Drugs. The walk which took place at the weekend is part of activities marking the 2013 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted 55.6kg of narcotics at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. Three suspects including two licensed clearing and forwarding agents have also been apprehended. The illicit shipments include 43.6kg of cannabis meant for export to China and 12kg of methamphetamine being smuggled to South Africa. The drug which was hidden inside foodstuff and artificial hair was detected by NDLEA officers during screening.
The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, Speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and key stakeholders have called for intense and persistent attacks on drug trafficking cartels in the country. This was the submission of guests at the 2013 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking held by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Women Development Centre, Abuja.
The United Nations adopted June 26 of every year as world drug day through resolution 42/112 of December 7, 1987. The theme of the event is New Psychoactive Substances with the slogan; “Make Health Your ‘New High’ In Life Not Drugs”. In Nigeria, the day was marked in all the States including the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.
The attention of the Management of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency [NDLEA] has been drawn to the activities of illegal and fraudulent employment 'consultants' who are selling what they refer to as NDLEA RECRUITMENT FORMS to unsuspecting members of the public. For the avoidance of doubt, the Management of NDLEA is not conducting any recruitment exercise at the moment. The general public is therefore advised to discountenance any covert or online advertisements for vacancies in the NDLEA which is being perpetrated by employment scammers on the internet. The public is to also note that such recruitment notices are fake, fraudulent and criminal in all ramifications. Any person or group of persons that patronise such vacancy vendors do so at their own risk.
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos have apprehended a suspected drug trafficker over alleged ingestion of 126 wraps of narcotics. The drug which weighed 2.225kg is the highest single ingestion since January 2013. Narcotic officials placed the suspect on observation when he tested positive to drug ingestion during the inward screening of Qatar Airline passengers on his way from Pakistan.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said that Nigeria is making significant contribution to the fight against illicit drugs. Over 3.4 million kilograms of drugs has been taken from our society and 21,871 drug offenders convicted since the Agency began operations in 1990. Chairman/Chief Executive of the commenced Agency, Ahmadu Giade disclosed the statistics as he officially flagged off a weeklong programme of activities in commemoration of the 2013 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking in Abuja.
NARCOTIC officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos have apprehended two brothers over alleged smuggling of 430 grammes of powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine.
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.
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