Pastor’ arrested with 3 drums of Mkpuru Mmiri in Akwa Ibom as NDLEA intercepts Australia, Indonesia bound Meth consignments >> NDLEA destroys 560,068kg cocaine, cannabis in landmark exercise in Lagos >> NDLEA busts Mkpuru Mmiri labs in Lagos, Anambra, nabs 2 barons, 1 chemist >> NDLEA intercepts 2.7m Tramadol tabs, London, Dubai-bound drugs in Lagos >> NDLEA arrests 8 over Lagos, Abuja, Enugu airports Cocaine busts >> No Ikoyi Lagos properties sold by NDLEA >> Cocaine deal: Court admits evidence against Abba Kyari, 4 others as trial begins >> NDLEA arrests drug queen over narcotics in fetish bowls at Lagos airport >> Kuje jailbreak: NDLEA arrests wanted terror suspect with drug in Abuja >> NDLEA intercepts N4.5b heroin in baby food as ex-BRT driver excretes 90 pellets of cocaine at Lagos airport >> No drug user has excuse not to get treatment now, Marwa declares as NDLEA commissions call centre >> 17,647 drug offenders, 10 barons arrested, 2,369 jailed in 17 months Marwa >> NDLEA intercepts Meth consignments at Lagos airport, courier firm >> Drug war: Senior Advocate rallies support for NDLEA, commends Marwa >> Marwa commends IGP over NDLEA- Police partnership >> US, Dubai-bound drugs seized at Lagos airport as NDLEA arrests 39 in Abuja raids >> UK promises £1million support to NDLEA as Marwa seeks more help >> Marwa seeks drug test for youth corps members >> NDLEA intercepts large drug consignments, arrests 9 traffickers at Lagos, Abuja airports >> Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. MB Marwa (Retd), OFR led management officials of the Agency on a courtesy visit to the headquarters of Dangote Group in Lagos where he decorated the President of the Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote as War Against Drug Abuse, WADA, Grand Ambassador >> Another wanted drug lord arrested in Ondo as Italy based Nigerian excretes 95 pellets of Heroin at Abuja airport   >> Fresh from prison, Brazilian returnee rumbled at P/H airport for importing cocaine >> Trending video of NDLEA officers in a minibus is a skit, not real >> NDLEA arrests wanted drug baroness, seals her mansion, drug bunks in Delta >> Italy, Dubai-bound drugs blocked in Lagos as NDLEA seizes 203,879 Tramadol tabs in Abia, Kaduna, Yobe, Kogi raids >>

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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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