NDLEA arrests another billionaire drug baron in VGC Lagos >> Ex-footballer, Brazilian returnee arrested at Lagos airport for cocaine trafficking >> NDLEA sets ablaze 1.8 tons of cocaine as Marwa promises drug cartels tough time >> 75-year-old grandpa, 21 others arrested over tons of illicit drugs seized in 7 states >> NDLEA busts cocaine warehouse, seizes N193billion worth of crack in Lagos >> Back from Ethiopian prison, ex-convict arrested with cocaine at airport >> NAOWA commends Marwa, seeks partnership with NDLEA on anti-drug war >> Brazilian returnee excretes 92 wraps of cocaine at Abuja airport >> Italy-bound physically challenged man arrested at Lagos airport for drug trafficking >> NDLEA arrests Lagos airport cleaner who leads drug syndicate >> Marwa Gets Bluprint Newspaper’s Public Official of the Year 2021 Award >> NDLEA intercepts 2.3million tabs of opioids going to 7 Northern states >> FCT monarch backs drug test for intending couples, honours Marwa >> NDLEA arrests Abuja businessman over online sales of illicit drugs >> NDLEA uncovers 442 parcels of Crystal Meth in heads of smoked fish in Lagos as returnee excretes 77 wraps of Cocaine at Enugu airport >> Pastor’ arrested with 3 drums of Mkpuru Mmiri in Akwa Ibom as NDLEA intercepts Australia, Indonesia bound Meth consignments >> NDLEA destroys 560,068kg cocaine, cannabis in landmark exercise in Lagos >> NDLEA busts Mkpuru Mmiri labs in Lagos, Anambra, nabs 2 barons, 1 chemist >> NDLEA intercepts 2.7m Tramadol tabs, London, Dubai-bound drugs in Lagos >> NDLEA arrests 8 over Lagos, Abuja, Enugu airports Cocaine busts >> No Ikoyi Lagos properties sold by NDLEA >> Cocaine deal: Court admits evidence against Abba Kyari, 4 others as trial begins >> NDLEA arrests drug queen over narcotics in fetish bowls at Lagos airport >> Kuje jailbreak: NDLEA arrests wanted terror suspect with drug in Abuja >> NDLEA intercepts N4.5b heroin in baby food as ex-BRT driver excretes 90 pellets of cocaine at Lagos airport >>

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The NDLEA is a federal law enforcement Agency established by Decree No. 48 of 29th December 1989. The promulgation of the decree was chiefly in response to the rising trend in the demand for and trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances which adversely affected the international image of Nigerians and Nigeria in the 1980s. Since then the trafficking of illicit substances has become an organised criminal activity that undermines the security and development of the country and therefore demands urgent attention and priority from the government.

Our Mission

To deploy all resources at our disposal for the total eradication of illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, by cutting off the supply of illicit drugs and bringing suppliers to book, reducing the demand for illicit drugs and other substances of abuse and tracing and recovering drug-related proceeds, through effective drug law enforcement.

Our Goal

Recovery of ill-gotten wealth, acquired from proceeds of illicit drug trade, protecting the image of Nigerians


To become the most proactive and leading Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Africa and one of the best in the world and contribute to the creation and maintenance of a positive image for Nigeria.

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