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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has justified the manner it handled the intelligence that led to the successful interception of the 450.400kg of cocaine at the Tin can Island Port, Lagos.
Ogidi-Ijumu community in Kogi State has demonstrated that a prophet indeed has honour even in his home town with the conferment of Sariki Musulimi on an illustrious son Asiwaju Suleiman Lanre Ipinmisho, MFR, Director General of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The entire kingdom on Saturday July 17, 2010 was a beehive of activities as it hosted eminent personalities that came from far and near to witness the official turbanning ceremony.
The move by disengaged 71 officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to regain their appointment with the anti-narcotic body has suffered another setback as the National Assembly says due process was followed. This position was made known in a letter to the Agency signed by the Acting Clerk to the National Assembly Salisu Maikasuwa. The Agency was also directed to immediately proceed to pay the gratuities and pensions of the affected staff.
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos have apprehended a business class passenger and five others over unlawful exportation of powdery substances suspected to be cocaine. The suspect Iheme Kingsley Agu, 51, who swallowed 1.470kg of cocaine like others arrested over the weekend tested positive to drug ingestion at the central screening area where the Agency has drug detecting scanning machine. While under observation, they excreted a total of 8.190kg of cocaine.
The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Ahmadu Giade says all suspects arrested in connection with the unlawful importation of 450.400kg of cocaine will be prosecuted in the country. The suspects that may likely be arraigned include two Chinese business men Richard Wang, 62, an importer of textiles and shopping bags and Chiusen Fong, 54, a timber merchant as well as a Nigerian Alhaji Inua Mohammed, 56 who is a clearing agent. It was gathered that the decision to arraign them in the country may have kept the Chinese in high spirit since the law in China stipulates capital punishment for drug trafficking.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has smashed a notorious drug trafficking cell operating in the country with stronghold in Pakistan. As part of its plan to financially incapacitate their businesses and repatriate the illicit proceeds from their drug deals, the anti-narcotic agency has also sealed off two boutiques in Lagos and other valuable assets including a posh utility vehicle belonging to the suspected drug barons.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) had intercepted 56.25 kilogrammes of heroin concealed inside car shock absorbers originating from Pakistan at the cargo section of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos, Nigeria. A clearing and forwarding agent Yekini Shittu is been quizzed by anti-narcotic agents while an airport taxi driver Kamoru Ayinde Gbadamosi had been declared wanted in connection with the unlawful importation.
STAKEHOLDERS BLAME VIOLENT CRIME ON DRUGS
Anti-narcotic stakeholders at Ado-Ekiti the capital of Ekiti State South West Nigeria unanimously identified illicit drugs as the major catalyst responsible for violent crimes in the society. This was disclosed at the weekend during the public destruction of 4,242.847 kilogrammes of forfeited drug exhibits mainly cannabis seized by Ekiti State Command. The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Ahmadu Giade led other dignitaries in condemning illicit drugs which they said accounts for over fifty percent of violent crimes.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has seized 507.936 kilogrammes of illicit drugs worth over 2.2 billion naira in nine months at the Murtalla Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. The breakdown of the drugs seized between January and November shows that cocaine has the highest quantity with 172.930 kilogrammes, cannabis is next with 170.554 kilogrammes, psychotropic substances 121.100 kilogrammes while heroin is 43.352 kilogrammes. A total of 139 suspected drug traffickers were arrested within the period under review comprising of 127 males and 12 females. The month of July has the highest seizure of 135.066 kilogrammes with 15 arrests while in February 19.04 kilogrammes of drugs were seized with 13 arrests.
Marijuana contains the chemical THC which is a mood and mind altering drug. THC occurs naturally in marijuana plants and when taken into the body causes a ‘high’ feeling in the brain. Marijuana is most commonly smoked, although it can be ingested in the form of various foods. It has not been scientifically proven that marijuana or THC is addictive, however if used over extended periods of time in a habitual manner, a person can develop a dependence on marijuana.
Many people use the justification that, “marijuana is not physically addictive”, therefore they do not have a problem, however, marijuana can negatively affect a person’s life on a number of different levels. Marijuana decreases short-term memory capacity, creates confusion, paranoia, anxiety and restlessness. In addition marijuana can negatively impact a person’s motor skills as well as his/her ability to feel emotions. Marijuana is often used in combination with other drugs and treatment for marijuana abuse is available and readily utilized.
It has not been scientifically proven that marijuana or THC is addictive, however if used over extended periods of time in a habitual manner, a person can develop a dependence on marijuana.
Marijuana is often used in combination with other drugs and treatment for marijuana abuse is available and readily utilized.
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