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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has led other stakeholders in a sensitisation road walk against drug abuse and trafficking. The walk is part of activities marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking which holds on June 26. The Director General of the NDLEA, Mrs Roli Bode-George who led other stakeholders during the walk in Lagos said that it was aimed at creating awareness on the dangers of substance abuse.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has called on members of the public to be mindful of the activities of fraudsters who pose as recruitment agents of the NDLEA and report promptly to the authority for necessary action. The Agency will arrest and prosecute those involved in the criminal act.
NDLEA as a reputable government Agency conducts its affairs transparently in line with established procedures and with respect for the rule of law. Besides, applicants do not pay money for employment in the Agency.
The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (retd.) said that the Agency has saved two suspected drug traffickers from untimely death for swallowing 137 wraps of cocaine. The duo and three other suspected narcotic traffickers were apprehended at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja with 8.588kgs of cocaine. Apart from two suspects that ingested wraps of cocaine, three others were caught with cocaine hidden in socks and chocolates.
The United States Government has provided training to one thousand, five hundred and eighty (1,580) officers and supplied equipment worth over ten million dollars to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The United States Consul General, Mr. John Bray made the disclosure while presenting eleven operational vehicles to the Chairman/Chief Executive of the Agency, Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah in Lagos.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Edo State has apprehended no fewer than seventy-three (73) suspected cannabis cultivators and dealers with 10,094.75kgs of cannabis. Those arrested include 60 males and 13 females. The arrest and seizures took place between January and March 2016. A cannabis laden Toyota Hilux and a J5 Bus with cannabis disguised as pineapple shipment were also impounded.
A cannabis warehouse located at Okpuje forest, Owan West Local Government Area was detected by the NDLEA and 2,590kgs of cannabis were seized. Four notorious drug dealers at Ekpoma, Auchi and Benin as well as five young farmers from Taraba and Plateau States are among those being investigated for cannabis cultivation and trafficking by narcotic undercover operatives in Benin City. The Edo State command exhibit room is already filled to capacity with over 80,000kgs of cannabis.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has discovered one hundred and ninety-three (193) wraps of cocaine inside packs of sweets at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos.The whitish substance concealed in sweets tested positive for cocaine and weighed 3.230kgs. Anti-narcotics officials discovered the drugs in the luggage of a twenty-four year-old female passenger from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A suspected member of the drug cartel was also arrested.
NDLEA BOSS SEEKS INTEGRATED DRUG CONTROL APPROACH, IMPOUNDS 574 MILLION NAIRA DRUGS AT LAGOS AIRPORT
The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah rtd, has advocated an integrated approach in the control of illicit drug trafficking. Abdallah made the disclosure while commenting on the first quarter report of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. The Airport command of the Agency arrested thirty (30) suspected drug traffickers, comprising twenty-six (26) males and four (4) females while 100.545kgs of narcotic drugs valued at five hundred and seventy-four (N574) million naira were seized between January and March 2016.
Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have discovered twenty-eight packs of Tramadol weighing 21.99kgs inside a DJ Rack box and 1.8kgs of cocaine in boxer shorts. The seizure was made at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. The Tramadol which was hidden among camera items was intercepted during pre-shipment inspection. The consignment was destined for Congo Brazzaville in central Africa. Another suspect was also caught with 1.8kg of cocaine in his boxer shorts on his way from Dubai. Both suspects are being investigated.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos has apprehended a driver and a trader over unlawful importation of two hundred and fifty-two wraps of cocaine weighing 4.325kgs. The suspects were found to have ingested and stuffed wraps of cocaine on their bodies and luggage during screening of passengers on Emirates flight from Dubai. Both suspects ingested some wraps of drugs and concealed others on their bodies. The estimated value of the drug is thirty-nine million naira (N39,000,000).
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