LALONG, NDLEA WANT DRUG CONTROL FRAMEWORK STRENGTHENED AGAINST DRUG BARONS

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   The Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon Simon Bako  Lalong  and the Chairman/Chief Executive, of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (retd) have called for the strengthening of the legal framework to effectively clamp down on drug barons and their accomplices in the country.  This call was made at the Regional Academy for Drug Control (RADC) in Jos, the capital of Plateau State at the occasion of the 2016 Command Officers' Summit.

US AMBASSADOR TASKS NDLEA COMMANDERS ON BEST PRACTICES, ASSURES OF CONTINUOUS SUPPORT

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The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Symington W. Stuart has tasked commanders of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on global best practices in counter-narcotics campaign and promised to partner with Nigeria in the dismantling of drug cartels through manpower training and development. Stuart said that he came to Jos, Plateau State to meet with the commanders as a priority considering the benefits of winning the war against drug organized criminal groups. The theme of the summit is Change Begins with Me: Repositioning NDLEA for Effective and Efficient  Performance  towards A Drug-Free Nigeria.
While expressing confidence on Nigeria's capability to successfully prosecute the drug war, the envoy assured of America's continued collaboration in the fight against drugs. "I am delighted that we have started and we must continue to work together and talk to stakeholders of our collective responsibilities. If you think of any problem to tackle, I trust you to come up with a way to do it better. Whatever efforts you are making in the drug war will not end with you because the benefits are for your children, generations unborn and the world at large" the Ambassador stated.
 

NDLEA URGES SCHOOLS, PARENTS TO SUPPORT ANTI-DRUG ABUSE CAMPAIGN

hThe National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has called on schools, parents and stakeholders to support the fight against drug abuse and trafficking. The Agency made the call at a public presentation of a student handbook on drug abuse awareness and prevention written by The Drug Salvation Foundation, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO). The Agency in partnership with the foundation will provide free copies of the book to students as a way of addressing the challenge of drug and substance abuse in schools.
 

NDLEA DESTROYS 30,992KGS OF CANNABIS IN OSUNAS CARTELS INVADE FOREST RESERVES

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Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have destroyed two thousand three hundred and seventeen bags of cannabis weighing 30,992kgs. Sixty seven bags were also transferred to Osun State Command of the NDLEA as exhibits for further investigation. The cannabis will also serve as evidence against eleven suspected farmers arrested during operation inside cannabis plantation.
The exhibits with an estimated street value of three hundred and nine million naira (N309,000,000) were found in twenty Seven camps used as storage facilities located within a farmland at Orita-Ijebu forest reserve, Ikoyi area of Ikire in Ayedade LGA of Osun State. The Agency noted that drug cartels have invaded government forest reserves for the cultivation of cannabis.
 

10.7 BILLION NAIRA METHAMPHETAMINE: NDLEA SET TO ARRAIGN 4 SUSPECTS

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has concluded arrangement toarraign four suspected members of an international drug trafficking syndicate that specializes in smuggling narcotic drugs with fake security escort vehicles with siren. All four defendants will appear before Honorable Justice P. I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State on Friday November 11, 2016.  Officers attached to the Edo State command intercepted the convoy of a Ford pickup and a Toyota Tundra while conveying 34.2kg of methamphetamine from Lagos. The substance that tested positive for methamphetamine was concealed in cartons containing computer accessories.  The estimated street value of the drug in Europe and Asia is about 24 million dollars.
 

NDLEA Edo State commander, Buba Wakawa gave the names of the defendants as Kaodilichi Obi Paul, 32 years old and Joseph Iloh, 54 years old as well as two drivers, Eke Cyprian, 55 years old, and Chinonso Maduekesi, 31 years old. According to the commander, "this is the largest seizure of methamphetamine by the State command. The arrest was made along Lagos-Benin Bye pass. The drug tested positive for methamphetamine, weighed 34.2kg and all is now set for the defendants to be arraigned in court".
 

NDLEA ARRESTS TRICYCLE RIDER, TRADER WITH HEROIN AT MMIA

hjA commercial tricycle rider in Owerri and an Abuja based trader have been apprehended by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos in connection with unlawful importation of 6.390kg of substances that tested positive for heroin. One of the suspected traffickers was caught on arrival from Kigali, Rwanda while the other was nabbed on arrival from Nairobi, Kenya. The drug with an estimated street value of five hundred and seventy-five (575) million naira was hidden in their luggage. 

NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport, Ahmadu Garba gave the names of the suspects as Egwim Cajetan Chinedu, 32 caught with 3.900kg of heroin and King Sunday, 38, found in possession of 2.490kg of heroin. According to Ahmadu, "Egwim arrived from Kigali on Rwand Airline flight while King Sunday imported the drug found on him from Nairobi during inward screening of passengers on an Ethiopian Airline flight. Both suspects are being investigated".Preliminary investigation by the Agency however indicated that drug trafficking cartels are gradually changing their mode of operation by turning to African countries in sourcing narcotic drugs like heroin. Both suspects were also recruited for a fee to import the drugs into the country. Egwim Cajetan Chinedu who is not married said that he needed money to repair his commercial tricycle while King Sunday who left his wife after four days of marriage on the guise of a business trip said that he needed money for his honeymoon and business.
 

NDLEA INVESTIGATES THE ARREST OF 3 PILGRIMS IN SAUDI

Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (retd.) has ordered investigation into the arrest of three Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia in connection with substances suspected to be cocaine. Abdallah who expressed disappointment over the unfortunate incident constituted a panel of inquiry headed by the Director of Operations and General Investigation, Mr. Olugbenga Mabo to immediately investigate the incident adding that the Agency will address the situation with every sense of seriousness and urgency. The Agency had also deployed more investigators to all the screening camps nationwide.

NDLEA DISCOVERS COCAINE INSIDE SHOES, ARRESTS 3 SUSPECTS

dOfficers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos have detected parcels of cocaine hidden inside the sole of shoes. The consignment of shoes where the cocaine was discovered was said to have originated from Sao Paulo, Brazil. The owner of the luggage have been arrested while two other suspected drug traffickers that tested positive and excreted narcotic are also being investigated. A white powdery substance found to be cocaine with a total weight of 3.950kgs were seized from the suspects.

NDLEA WARNS AGAINST FRAUDSTERS, SAYS THERE IS NO RECRUITMENT

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has called on members of the public to be mindful of the activities of fraudsters who pose as recruitment agents of the NDLEA and report promptly to the authority for necessary action. The Agency will arrest and prosecute those involved in the criminal act.

NDLEA SEIZED 22 BILLION NAIRA DRUGS IN 2015, CALLS FOR CONCERTED EFFORT AGAINST THREAT OF NARCOTICS

The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (retd.) said that as Nigeria joins the world in marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking which holds on June 26, concerted effort is needed against the threat posed by narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.

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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