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 >> Navy boosts NDLEA’s marine operations with boats, equipment >> 2 pregnant women, barber arrested for drug trafficking at Lagos airport >> NDLEA uncovers N22Billion worth of Tramadol imported by Ukatu >> NDLEA intercepts N1.1billion travellers’ cheques, 10.89kg Cocaine at Lagos airport >> NDLEA asks political parties to make drug test part of screening for aspirants >> NDLEA arrests drug baron behind N3billion Tramadol linked to Abba Kyaris team >> NDLEA seizes Cocaine in teabags, arrests 4 traffickers at Lagos, Abuja airports >> Gen. MB Marwa (Retd), OFR receives top officials of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration at Agency’s headquarters >> Why we raided Abuja hotel - NDLEA >> NDLEA intercepts Cocaine consignments at Port Harcourt, Abuja, Lagos airports, arrests 7 traffickers >> FCT Minister visits Marwa, backs NDLEA on drug war >>

Who we are

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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