NDLEA LEADS STAKEHOLDERS IN A WALK AGAINST DRUGS

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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.

NDLEA WARNS AGAINST FRAUDSTERS, SAYS THERE IS NO RECRUITMENT

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.

Members of the public should not be deceived as there is nothing like secret recruitment.
It is worrisome that despite the presence of NDLEA offices in the thirty-six (36) States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja; some people still prefer to deal with fraudsters when they can easily go to the office closest to them for confirmation.

The Agency also encouraged victims to speak out for such cases to be properly investigated and legal action taken against culprits.

COCAINE: NDLEA SAVES 2 TRAFFICKERS FROM DEATH, ARRESTS 3 OTHERS

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.

US DONATES 11 VEHICLES TO NDLEA

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.

"Since 2013, the U.S. Consulate in partnership with the U.S. Africa Command and the Bureau International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs has sponsored over 100 training courses for the NDLEA providing training to 1,580 officers. The agency has received training in Intelligence, Evidence Collection, Management Skills, Tactical Skills and Instructor Training. In addition to the training, the U.S. has provided computers, luggage scanners, digital drug analyzers, tactical equipment, radios and vehicles to the agency" Bray stated.
The US envoy promised to increase support to the NDLEA in drug control . In his words, " Today we are donating eleven vehicles to assist the agency in their counter narcotic efforts. We will continue to support the agency and the country of Nigeria to combat the proliferation of drug trafficking and drug abuse".

NDLEA DISCOVERS COCAINE IN SWEETS, ARRESTS TWO SUSPECTS

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.

SUPER LABORATORY: NDLEA ARRAIGNS 4 MEXICANS, 5 NIGERIANS


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arraigned four Mexicans and five Nigerians for allegedly operating a super laboratory for the illicit production of methamphetamine. The accused persons on Monday April 25, 2016 appeared before Honourable Justice A.O. Faji at the Federal High Court, Asaba on a five count charge of conspiracy to form and operate a Drug Trafficking Organisation (DTO) to process and export methamphetamine. They were also accused of illegal extraction of ephedrine, preparation of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of 1.5kg of methamphetamine; a drug similar to cocaine, heroin, LSD contrary to NDLEA Act, Cap N30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

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.

NDLEA DISCOVERS DRUGS INSIDE DJ RACK BOX AND BOXER SHORTS, ARRESTS 2 SUSPECTS

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.

NDLEA commander at the airport, Ahmed Garba gave the names of the suspects as Afube Izuchukwu Henry, 27 year-old automobile parts dealer and Chijioke Chukwuemeka Raphael, 36 year-old factory worker in Dubai. According to Garba, "Afube who deals in automobile parts was arrested for attempting to export 21.99kgs of Tramadol hidden inside a DJ rack box meant for export to Congo Brazzaville. Another suspect, Chijioke Chukwuemeka Raphael, a Dubai based factory worker was arrested with 1.8kgs of cocaine packed inside socks and concealed in his boxer shorts during the inward screening of passengers on an Emirate flight from Dubai".
Afube who hails from Anambra and married with two children said that he only acted on his elder brother's instruction. "I am an auto parts dealer. My brother who lives in Congo asked me to send a DJ Rack box to him. Unfortunately, when I took the box to the airport, NDLEA discovered tramadol inside it during search and I was arrested in the process" he stated.

NDLEA ARRESTS TWO WITH 252 WRAPS OF COCAINE FROM DUBAI

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).

NDLEA commander at the airport, Ahmed Garba said that both suspects are under investigation. "Chinweuba Martins Echezona, 54 year-old packed 103 wraps of cocaine on his waist and ingested 69 wraps weighing 2.745kgs while Ekwueme Louis, 44 year-old concealed 75 wraps in his luggage and ingested 5 wraps. We are investigating the suspects over unlawful importation of cocaine from Dubai" Garba stated.

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