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Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) have prevented two Nigerians from execution in Malaysia. The suspects, Onovo Sylvester Henry, 26, an auto parts dealer at Ladipo auto parts market Lagos and Ufiri Onyedika Emmanuel, 36, were caught attempting to smuggle 2.575kg of methamphetamine to Malaysia where drug offences attracts capital punishment. The latest arrests were made just as narcotic officers at the Lagos airport discovered 1.150kg of heroin concealed inside 32 inches plasma television imported from Malaysia.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has prevented a 39 year old suspected major drug trafficker from smuggling 1.5kg of whitish powder that tested positive for cocaine in milk containers at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. The suspect, George Mike Adelabu was apprehended during the outward clearance of passengers on an Emirate flight to India.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested one of late Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s wives over unlawful possession of cannabis. The woman was apprehended within the week alongside a lady Helen Richards who was a former dancer for the music legend and one Mike Arinze at her Ikeja residence. A total of 340 grammes of dried weeds of cannabis were recovered from the suspects during search.
NDLEA DISCOVERS ILLICIT DRUG PRODUCTION CENTRE IN LAGOS, ALERTS RESIDENTS OF GRAVE HAZARDS AS FORENSIC EXPERTS ARRIVES FROM US
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has uncovered a clandestine laboratory for the illicit production of Methamphetamine. The production centre is a 3 bed room bungalow located around Iba, Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State. It has a production capacity of 20 to 50 kilogram’s per cycle thus making it a large production centre similar to the ones found in Mexico. Officials are however working to ascertain the possibility of a link with other international drug networks.
A total of 320 students from eleven schools within Abuja on Thursday June 23, 2011 participated in anti-drug drama presentation at the Government Science Technical College Hall Garki, Abuja. The youth sensitisation forum on the hazards of illicit drug production, trafficking and abuse is part of a weeklong event commemorating the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking. This is coming a day after the Chairman/Chief Executive of the Agency, Ahmadu Giade held a press briefing that flagged off the week long programme of events.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) country representative in Nigeria, Dr. Oliver Stolpe and the Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ahmadu Giade have condemned drug trafficking and its adverse consequences. Both top officials who led other participants at the anti-drug sensitisation walk at Abuja on Friday June 24, 2011 spoke against the ills of narcotics. The walk which commenced at the Old Parade Ground at Area 10 and terminated at the Millennium Park, Abuja is part of the activities marking this year’s International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking.
MONEY LAUNDERING: SGF SEEKS STRICT PENALTY - AS GIADE ATTRIBUTES SUCCESS TO POLITICAL STABILITY AND COLLABORATION
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim has expressed concern over huge proceeds derived from illicit drug trade in the country. Anyim who called for strict enforcement of anti-money laundering laws to financially incapacitate drug cartels assured the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) of support for optimal performance. This was made known in Abuja at the occasion of this year’s International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking with the theme, “Global Action for Healthy Communities without Drugs”.
NARCOTICS: TRAFFICKERS TARGET WORLD DRUGS DAY - ABANDON 86 GRAMMES OF COCAINE AT MMIA AS NDLEA ARRESTS 2 SUSPECTS
Drug traffickers targeting the United Nations Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking to smuggle drugs at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos have met a brick wall following the swift response by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). Two suspected drug traffickers caught with 1.395kg of cocaine, 1.378kg methamphetamine and 15 grammes of heroin are being interrogated while 86 grammes of powdery substance that tested positive to cocaine abandoned by drug barons was recovered at the departure hall of the Lagos airport.
As successful candidates in the selection process into the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) prepare for documentation exercise scheduled to take place at the Regional Academy for Drug Control (RADC), Rikkos, Jos, Plateau State; the Agency has urged the candidates to ensure that they submit fully to the process and ensure that all credentials and information being submitted are genuine and factual. Candidates without requisite credentials also risk being screened out.
A trader at the famous Idumota market in Lagos had blamed his involvement in drug trafficking on the demolition of his shop by the Lagos State government. The suspect, Quam Animashaun, 26, was recently caught at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos with 1.550kg by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on his way to New Delhi, Indian.
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