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As Nigeria joins the world in marking the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said that it had successfully arrested 46,087 suspected drug traffickers and seized 1,310,860.348kg from 2006 till date. Cannabis has the largest share of the seized drugs with 1,284,341.896kg. Cocaine is next with 16,746.629kg; psychotropic substances are 9,128.747kg while heroin is 643.076kg. A total of 9,782 persons were also convicted during the period.
Her Excellency, the first lady of Kwara State and Matron of Drug Free Clubs in the State, Mrs Omolewa Abdulfatah Ahmed, wife of the Deputy Governor of the State, Mrs Felicia Kishra and the Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ahmadu Giade were among dignitaries that publicly destroyed a total of 3,450.407kg of forfeited drug exhibits at Ilorin the State capital. The drugs comprising mainly cannabis weighing 3,418.319kg and 32.088kg of psychotropic substances were seized from drug dealers across the State by officers of the NDLEA.
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.
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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