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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has publicly destroyed over 46,740.52 kilogrammes of illicit drugs mainly cannabis in Kogi and Ondo States. In two burning ceremonies, the Agency destroyed 10,001.26 kilogrammes at Lokoja while 36,740.52 kilogrammes of cannabis were equally burnt at Akure the Ondo State capital. The Chairman/Chief Executive of the Agency, Ahmadu Giade at both events warned cannabis cultivators and distributors in the country that the long arm of the law will bring them to book. The drug exhibit destruction according to the Agency is a demonstration of the country’s successful war over drug trafficking syndicates.
LAGOS COMMAND OF NDLEA ARRESTS 82 WITH 843.002KG OF ILLICIT DRUGS, AS 63 YEAR OLD SUSPECT QUITS CANNABIS SALES
A 63 year old suspected cannabis dealer in Lagos State has informed officials that he is retiring from the criminal trade in narcotics. The suspect, Pa Isaac Orji who is said to be a major cannabis dealer in the State was among the 82 suspected drug traffickers apprehended by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Lagos within the first quarter of 2011. A total of 843.002kg of illicit drugs were also seized from the drug suspects within the period.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) may appeal the acquittal of a suspected drug trafficker, Onochie Ikenna by a Federal High Court, Lagos on the ground that the prosecution failed to prove its case.Reacting to the judgment delivered by the trial judge and the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Dan Abutu on Tuesday, the Chairman and Chief Executive of NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade said that the agency is studying the judgment and will take the necessary action in appealing the decision.
Nigerian anti-narcotic officials have arrested a suspected drug trafficker for overstaying in the toilet during screening of passengers on Turkish airline flight to Turkey. The 39 year old man, Mbah Jude Ifunanya attracted the attention of narcotic detectives by his prolong stay in the toilet during outward screening of the Istanbul-bound flight. The development raised the suspicion of undercover officers at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos who later detected that the man had swallowed 67 pellets of illicit drug. Result of his body scan obtained at the airport confirmed the ingestion of drugs.
The United States Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, Maria Otero has made a case for increased support for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in the anti-narcotics crusade. Speaking at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja during a visit to the Agency’s Airport Command, Otero expressed the willingness of the US to support drug control efforts in the country.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has lost its director of Technical Services, Assistant Commander General of Narcotics (ACGN) Mr. Abiodun Adesola. He died on Tuesday March 1, 2011 in a Lagos hospital shortly after he closed from work. Saddened by the sudden demise of the director who was recently promoted to the rank of Assistant Commander General, the Chairman/Chief Executive of the Agency, Ahmadu Giade described his death as shocking and painful.
The high level of successes recorded in recent times has led the Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ahmadu Giade to reward officers and narcotic agents of the Agency with mass promotion. The elevation that affected no fewer than 2,349 staff including cleaners and drivers has generated excitement in the anti-narcotic Agency. It is designed to sustain the tempo of achievement and stimulate officers to give their best in the days ahead.
His Royal Majesty, Oba Rilwanu Babatunde Aremu Akiolu I, Oba of Lagos has commended the management of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) over what he described as huge successes in drug control. The Oba spoke during an advocacy visit to his palace by the Lagos State commander of the Agency, Mr Mohammed Kaka Jibrin mni. Oba Rilwanu who received the NDLEA team in his palace stated that he was impressed with the achievement of the anti-narcotics Agency.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has recorded the arrest of an undergraduate student after it nabbed 8 suspects in January at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. The recent arrest of a final year undergraduate student who claimed to be studying Energy Technology at the University of Brunel London is shocking. He was nabbed with 1.160kg of cocaine hidden in his stomach on his way to London in a Virgin Atlantic flight.
Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ahmadu Giade says that Nigeria has given a good account of itself in the international campaign against illicit drugs. Giade who warned drug barons of relentless dislodgement of their drug trafficking networks disclosed that the Agency in 2010 successfully arrested 6,788 drug suspects comprising 6,296 males and 492 females. The Agency’s helmsman stressed that networking with foreign partners particularly the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (USDEA) and Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) of Britain led to the arrest of more drug barons that allegedly masterminded several drug trafficking cases in the country.
To become the most proactive and leading drug law enforcement Agency on the African Continent and one of the best in the world through the provision of effective and efficient services to Nigerians by cutting off the supply of illicit drugs, reducing the
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