NDLEA busts trans-border cartel, arrests 5 kingpins, seizes skunk, meth in compressors >> Marwa seeks community support as OchiIdoma, others back drug war >> NDLEA intercepts cocaine, skunk consignments from Brazil, Canada at Enugu, Lagos ports >> NDLEA storms Edo forests, razes 317 tons Cannabis warehouses, arrests 4 >> 2023 ll be tougher for drug barons and cartels Marwa >> NDLEA busts another Tramadol cartel, seizes over N5billion Opioids in warehouse >> NDLEA intercepts drug consignments in wooden statue, imported vehicle >> Brazil returnee arrested with 105 parcels of cocaine in candies on Christmas Day >> U.S. supports NDLEA with forensic, intelligence, prosecution tools >> NDLEA intercepts Xmas Colorado, cannabis juice consignments at Lagos airport, seaport >> Marwa commends Rabiu as ASR Africa boosts NDLEA with N500m grant >> NDLEA seized 100 million pills of Tramadol in 22 months - Marwa >> Nigeria, India agree to share intelligence on drug trafficking syndicates >> NDLEA intercepts Brazil returnee with parcels of cocaine, others in powdered milk, baby food, sound systems at Lagos airport >> NDLEA arrests wanted Abia drug kingpin, declares another wanted >> NDLEA arrests wanted kingpin, another Saudi-bound trafficker with cocaine in sandals >> Drug war: NDLEA, French police commend partnership as Marwa seeks more support >> Amendment of NDLEA Act ll further strengthen Nigerias drug war Marwa >> NDLEA arrests Saudi-bound widow with cocaine in footwears at Lagos airport >> Marwa charges stakeholders on tackling drug abuse among Nigerian youths >> Wanted drug baron arrested as NDLEA nabs woman linked to Pakistani cocaine syndicate >> Nigeria elected to host heads of African drug law enforcement agencies in 2023 >> Nigeria seeks collaboration among African countries on drug war >> NDLEA alerts on plot to introduce lethal synthetic opioid, fentanyl to Nigerian market >> 2 Pakistani businessmen, blind Nigerien, son arrested for cocaine, skunk trafficking >>

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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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