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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.
Three suspected drug traffickers arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos have blamed officials of the anti-drug Agency for scuttling their Xmas plans. The suspected drug traffickers had made elaborate plans for the yuletide by smuggling various quantities of drugs for monetary gains ranging from 5,000 dollars. The NDLEA boss Ahmadu Giade however faulted their argument on the ground that their action is criminal.
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have foiled the planed importation of narcotics into the country on Sallah day by a drug cartel. This followed the prompt interception of substances suspected to be cocaine and arrest of two suspects during search operations on passengers arriving from Brazil aboard Qatar Airline flights at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA). A shipment of 5.300kg of cocaine hidden inside ladies hand bags was on Sunday November 6, 2011 intercepted at about 2pm. Another seizure of 1.090kg of cocaine was last week detected in the belly of a passenger with the aid of scanning machine.
Two Nigerians travelling to China through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos had been arrested for being in possession of cannabis sativa. The suspects, Maduekwe Larry Eric, 38 and Ikedigwe Oliver Okwudili, 33 were caught with 10.100kg of cannabis by officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) following the discovery of the dried weeds that tested positive to cannabis in their luggage. One of them had 7.5kg and another had 2.6kg of cannabis at the time of arrest.
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