Six drug traffickers bag 156 years imprisonment in Lagos, Ogun >> 1.2million pills of tramadol seized as NDLEA intercepts heroin consignment at Lagos airport >> Ex-Boko Haram fighter, traditional ruler, 35 others arrested for drug trafficking >> India-bound businessman arrested with 9.40kg heroin at Lagos airport >> Illicit drugs: NDLEA partners Pakistani counterparts as INCB facilitates talks in Vienna >> 3 Grandpas, Nigerien, arrested over 52kgs cocaine, skunk seized in Lagos, Kwara, Plateau >> 2023 polls: Marwa commends NDLEA officers over good conduct, blocking access to illicit drugs >> Ahead of polls, NDLEA storms Edo forest, destroys 72,286kgs skunk after gun battle >> NDLEA intercepts Europe-bound 58kg cocaine, meth at Lagos, Abuja airports >> Church General Overseer, theology student arrested over Dubai-bound meth, skunk >> Europe-bound Cocaine, Heroin, Meth consignments intercepted at Lagos airport >> Marwa to religious leaders: Make anti-drug abuse messages constant in your sermons >> PUBLIC NOTICE >> 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 >>

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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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