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Nigeria's National Drug Control Master Plan (NDCMP) for 2015 to 2019 aims to strengthen responses to drugs in order to contribute to the enhanced health, security and well-being of all Nigerians. The NDCMP 2015-2019 is a strategic, results and operational planning and implementation framework that covers key aspects of drug supply and reduction impacting Nigeria.
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A forty-three (43) year-old computer instructor has been arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos by men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for importing heroin from Nairobi, Kenya. The arrest took place after he tested positive for narcotic ingestion. The suspect explained that he got involved in drug trafficking because nobody except drug barons offered to help him out of his financial predicament as his sick son is currently on admission in Nairobi on a life threatening ailment.
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos have uncovered new tricks by drug trafficking cartels to circumvent security checks. A suspected drug trafficker, Roland Chukwudi Tochukwu, 37, who was apprehended for importing 2.045kg of heroin from Nairobi, Kenya was found in possession of a fake travel ticket indicating that he was coming from China. Another suspect, Maduka Nnemeka Peter, 39, was also caught attempting to export 1.555kg of cocaine to Dubai.
The Edo State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two suspected cannabis barons with a remarkable seizure of eighteen thousand, two hundred and ninety-four kilogrammes (18,294kg) which is 18.2 metric tons of dried weeds that tested positive for cannabis. The estimated street value of the seized drug is over one hundred and eighty-three (183) million naira.
A fifty-seven (57) year-old grandmother, and textile merchant at Balogun market in Lagos has been caught in connection with cocaine smuggling to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. The suspect, Odeyemi Omolara Morayo who claimed to be going on a pilgrimage to Jedda, Saudi Arabia had all the paraphernalia of a pilgrim save for the narcotic content of her luggage.
The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Col. Muhammad Mustapha. Abdallah (retd) has assured members of the public of strict narcotic screening at the Kaduna airport. This according to him will help in preventing illicit movement of narcotic drugs by drug cartels. Abdallah made the pledge following the interception of two suspected drug traffickers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja few hours to its closure on Wednesday March 8, 2017 with 2.150kg of heroin from Tanzania and 386 grammes of cocaine to Cambodia.
Justice B.O. Quadri of the Federal High Court Abuja has sentenced a 55 year old female pilgrim Binuyo Basirat Iyabo caught last September smuggling 76 pellets of cocaine weighing 931 grammes to Medina, Saudi Arabia to ten years imprisonment with hard labour with effect from today. In his judgement delivered on Monday February 27, 2017 Quadri said that the sentence will serve as a deterrent to others. Besides, he lambasted the convict for not revealing the identities of her sponsors.
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have discovered 6.158kg of heroin abandoned at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. The consignment which originated from Pakistan was left unclaimed on the conveyor belt at the arrival hall during the inward screening of passengers on Etihad Airways flight. Two suspected drug traffickers were also apprehended at the airport while attempting to smuggle 2.035kg of cocaine concealed in cassava flour to Nairobi, Kenya and 2.485kg of cannabis to Qatar.
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have prevented attempt by a forty-nine (49) year old stationer to export 1.699kg of cocaine to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The arrest was made at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja when a passenger, Nwafor Samson Tochukwu tested positive for narcotic ingestion during the outward screening of an Ethiopian airline flight.
NDLEA commander at the Abuja airport, Hamisu Lawan said that Nwafor excreted seventy-three (73) wraps of whitish substance that tested positive to cocaine weighing 1.699kgs under observation. "The Abuja airport command of the Agency arrested one Nwafor Samson Tochukwu who tested positive for drug ingestion during routine check on Ethiopian airline passengers. He was immediately placed under observation where he excreted 73 wraps of cocaine that weighed 1.699kgs" Hamisu stated.
Honourable Justice Sale Kogo Idrissa of the Federal High Court sitting in Kano has sentenced an automobile parts dealer, Okeke Chika Victor to ten years imprisonment over heroin smuggling. He pleaded not guilty to a one count charge of unlawful importation of heroin filed against him by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). After five months of intense trial, Justice Sale found him guilty and sentenced him to ten years imprisonment.
The heroin weighing 10.6kg and concealed inside new submersible water pumping machines were illegally imported from Maputo in Mozambique in April 2016. NDLEA officers at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) made the discovery during an inward screening of an Ethiopian Airline flight. After an intense follow-up operation the convict, Okeke Chika Victor was arrested on September 3, 2016 and charged to court.
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