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NDLEA BOSS SEEKS INTEGRATED DRUG CONTROL APPROACH, IMPOUNDS 574 MILLION NAIRA DRUGS AT LAGOS AIRPORT
The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah rtd, has advocated an integrated approach in the control of illicit drug trafficking. Abdallah made the disclosure while commenting on the first quarter report of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. The Airport command of the Agency arrested thirty (30) suspected drug traffickers, comprising twenty-six (26) males and four (4) females while 100.545kgs of narcotic drugs valued at five hundred and seventy-four (N574) million naira were seized between January and March 2016.
Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have discovered twenty-eight packs of Tramadol weighing 21.99kgs inside a DJ Rack box and 1.8kgs of cocaine in boxer shorts. The seizure was made at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. The Tramadol which was hidden among camera items was intercepted during pre-shipment inspection. The consignment was destined for Congo Brazzaville in central Africa. Another suspect was also caught with 1.8kg of cocaine in his boxer shorts on his way from Dubai. Both suspects are being investigated.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos has apprehended a driver and a trader over unlawful importation of two hundred and fifty-two wraps of cocaine weighing 4.325kgs. The suspects were found to have ingested and stuffed wraps of cocaine on their bodies and luggage during screening of passengers on Emirates flight from Dubai. Both suspects ingested some wraps of drugs and concealed others on their bodies. The estimated value of the drug is thirty-nine million naira (N39,000,000).
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have discovered a letter laden with heroin in Lagos. The letter which was sent from Bengaluru, India, on Express Mail Service (EMS) was addressed to Mr Yunusa Amusan, 33, in Mushin, Lagos. Upon interception by the NDLEA, about four hundred and eighty (480) grammes of powdery substance that tested positive for Heroin was found inside the letter. The thin parcels of heroin were carefully hidden in the letter in a manner that makes it difficult to detect. This is the first case of heroin letter discovered by the anti-narcotic agency this year.
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos have discovered one hundred and ninety-three (193) wraps of cocaine inside passenger's socks. The drug which tested positive for cocaine with a total weight of 3.4kgs was detected during routine screening of passengers on an Emirates flight from Dubai. The suspect who is a commercial bus driver in Lagos has also been arrested.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos has apprehended a middle aged woman and mother of three, Dorothy Onyekasi for faking pregnancy with eighty-six (86) pellets of white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine. The drug was intercepted during the inward screening of passengers on an Emirates flight from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The cocaine has a total weight of 1.720kg with an estimated street value of N20.6 million naira.
Nigeria has discovered a super methamphetamine laboratory and dislodged a major drug trafficking organizations in the country. Officials of the Special Enforcement Team (SET) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) made a significant breakthrough with the discovery of a super laboratory for the illicit production of methamphetamine located at Asaba, Delta State. This super methamphetamine laboratory similar to the ones found in Mexico is the first to be discovered in the country.
DRUG TRAFFICKING: NDLEA BOSS DECRIES DEATH SENTENCE ON A NIGERIAN IN MALAYSIA, ASSURES OF ALERTNESS, DISCOVERS DRUG IN TOMATO PASTE
The acting Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mrs. Roli Bode-George has decried the reported death sentence passed on a Nigerian, Ekene Collins Isaac, 37, by a Malaysian high court. Ekene was found guilty of smuggling 915.6g of methamphetamine, commonly known as ecstasy or MDMA, into Malaysia three years ago.
High court judge Datuk Wan Afrah Wan Ibrahim said the prosecution had proven Isaac’s guilt beyond doubt as she passed down the death sentence. Roli however promised that diplomatic efforts shall be explored to save the convict and assured Nigerians that the Agency will maintain total alertness in drug detection operation all through the year.
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted a truck load of cannabis disguised as biscuits and cheese balls. The discovery of the drug weighing 3,542.25kg was made by officers and men of the Agency in Ogun State along Odeda axis of Ijebu-Igbo in Ijebu North Local Government of the state. Two suspected cannabis dealers conveying the drugs, Ihenacho Chinweuba, 27, and Uche Enuosa, 33, have been arrested and the truck impounded.
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