NDLEA WARNS OF NEW TRICKS BY DRUG BARONS: FOILS ATTEMPT TO TRAFFIC 44.755KG, ARRETS 13 SUSPECTS

udoh christopher ugochukwuokafor george davidsonObodo KingsleyEdionsehi JudeChairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ahmadu Giade has drawn the attention of the public to one of the recruiting tricks of drug barons. The anti-drug boss gave the warning following a revelation from a drug mule that he was assured that nothing will happen to him. According to Giade, drug barons need such false hope to persuade prospective drug mules in the light of the crackdown on them by the Agency. “Our arrests and seizures are a source of worry to drug barons who now give false hope to drug couriers so as to persuade them. The public should take note just as prospective drug mules must learn from the experience of those arrested” Giade cautioned.
 

DRUG WAR: NDLEA OFFICER DIES IN A MOB ATTACK GIADE VOWS TO FIGHT BACK AS 2,300KG OF CANNABIS WAS RECOVERED

Following the recent mob attack on a joint team of operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and Police at Owo town in Ondo State, the Agency had lost one of its officers in the process. The raid operation that led to the seizure of 2,300kg of cannabis and two arrests of drug suspects also claimed the life an NDLEA officer, Abdullahi Yerima Idris an Assistant Superintendent of Narcotics ASNI. The late officer who was said to have sustained a fracture during the drug operation died in a hospital where he was receiving treatment. His death brings the number of officers that have died this year to 31.

 

INTERMINISTERIAL COMMITTEE REVIEWS DRUG CONTROL MASTERPLAN

An Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) for the implementation of the National Drug Control Master Plan (NDCMP) comprising the Armed forces, Paramilitary Agencies, Ministries and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have commended the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for its aggressive anti-drug campaign efforts leading to the delisting of Nigeria from the drug Majors List by United States.

The IMC which met in Lagos to review implementation strategies and progress of the 2008 to 2011 Master plan also called for stiffer penalty for drug offender as well as increased funding for anti-drug programmes. The committee reiterated the fact that the Agency is crucial and critical to national security, economic growth, public perception and prosperity of the country.
 

BRITAIN ASSURES NIGERIA OF SUPPORT IN DRUG CONTROL

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Bob Dewar has assured the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) of United Kingdom’s readiness to sustain the existing mutually beneficial collaboration in drug control with Nigeria. This was disclosed on Thursday December 9, 2010 at the Agency’s headquarters in Lagos during a farewell visit to the anti-narcotic body.

Bob Dewar who is billed to return to the United Kingdom soon said that the visit was crucial and in order to reassure the NDLEA and Nigeria that the existing working relations will be sustained. According to the High Commissioner, “Britain and Nigeria have had excellent working relations in drug control. This will be sustained in the interest of both countries and humanity”.

NDLEA SAVES NIGERIAN DRUG SUSPECT FROM EXECUTION IN CHINA


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has prevented a suspected Nigerian drug trafficker from execution in China. The Agency’s intervention again had brought to the fore the grave consequences of drug trafficking. The suspect, Salawu Adebayo Shamsideen, 31, a trader at Lagos Island was intercepted by anti-narcotics operatives at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos during the outward screening of passengers on Qatar Airways flight to China. Two kilogrammes of substance that tested positive to methamphetamine using the United Nations drug testing kit was allegedly recovered from his luggage. The drug which was concealed in the false bottom of his bag was found to be carefully wrapped with carbon paper.

NDLEA DECLARES RED ALERT ON NIGERIA-BRAZIL ROUTE IMPOUNDS 17.500KG OF COCAINE

As investigation into the unlawful importation of 130kg of heroin from Iran at the Tin Can Island Port intensifies, the Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Ahmadu Giade has placed Nigeria-Brazil route on red alert to counter moves by drug trafficking syndicates. This followed the interception of 17.500kg of cocaine at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. The illicit substance that was imported from Brazil was hidden in plastic pipes, bed sheets and a pair of shoes. 10.500kg was concealed in eighteen (18) plastic pipes allegedly imported by one Ntinulu-Ojulu Michael Papulu Chukwu, 43, aboard Qatar Airways flight. Also 6kg of cocaine concealed in bed sheets was found in the bag of one Ani Emeka Michael, 31, while 1kg was recovered in a pair of shoes belonging to one Isiwele Gabriel Hase, 40.

NDLEA INTERCEPTS 130KG HEROIN WORTH $9.9 MILLION DESTINED FOR EUROPE AS US-NIGERIA RELATIONS IN DRUG CONTROL DEEPENS

The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Ahmadu Giade has said that the large seizure of heroin intercepted by the Agency at theTin Can Island Container Terminal Apapa Lagos was destined for Europe. Giade who described the seizure as exciting stressed that smuggling the drug to Europe would have financially empowered drug criminals with over $9.9 million save for the prompt intervention of the Agency.

MONEY LAUNDERING; IMF, NFIU PARTNERS NDLEA

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), National Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) are fine-tuning efforts to enhance smooth interface in the fight against money laundering in the country. This was disclosed on Monday September 20, 2010 during a visit by IMF technical team to the NDLEA headquarters in Lagos.

NARCOTIC CONTROL: US APPLAUDS NDLEA’S FIGHT, REMOVES NIGERIA FROM DRUG MAJORS LIST

Satisfied with anti-drug campaign efforts of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), the United States government has gone a step higher than the usual annual drug certification of the country to outright removal of Nigeria from the majors list. The removal which is an acknowledgement of the Agency’s current drug control achievements is contained in the 2010 annual drug certification report presented to congress by President Barack Obama yesterday. This is the first time the country will be delisted from the drug majors list since 1991.

Nigeria, US Strengthen Ties Against Narcotics NDLEA Lists Gains Of New US Drug Status

Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ahmadu Giade has thrown more light on what the country stands to benefit from its recent delisting from United States’ drug major list a few days ago.
President Barack Obama was said to have acknowledged the country’s anti-drug efforts and called for support from international community.
While delisting Nigeria, Obama said Nigeria, a worldwide drug trafficking focal point, makes counternarcotics a top national security concern for 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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