NDLEA arrests wanted Abia drug kingpin, declares another wanted >> NDLEA arrests wanted kingpin, another Saudi-bound trafficker with cocaine in sandals >> Drug war: NDLEA, French police commend partnership as Marwa seeks more support >> Amendment of NDLEA Act ll further strengthen Nigerias drug war Marwa >> NDLEA arrests Saudi-bound widow with cocaine in footwears at Lagos airport >> Marwa charges stakeholders on tackling drug abuse among Nigerian youths >> Wanted drug baron arrested as NDLEA nabs woman linked to Pakistani cocaine syndicate >> Nigeria elected to host heads of African drug law enforcement agencies in 2023 >> Nigeria seeks collaboration among African countries on drug war >> NDLEA alerts on plot to introduce lethal synthetic opioid, fentanyl to Nigerian market >> 2 Pakistani businessmen, blind Nigerien, son arrested for cocaine, skunk trafficking >> NDLEA made no request to buy sniffer dogs in 2023 budget >> NDLEA declares Lagos drug baron wanted, arrests kingpin behind cocaine shipments >> Sokoto village head, 10 others arrested over 991,320 opioid pills, 1,251kg skunk >> NDLEA arrests 4 wanted kingpins over 16 tons illicit drugs in Lagos, Abuja* >> Pregnant woman, female undergraduate, 26 others arrested with tons of illicit drugs in NDLEA raids across FCT, 12 states >> NDLEA intercepts over 2.4million tramadol pills from Pakistan at Lagos airport >> NDLEA, Interpol sign MoU on access to global criminal data records >> NDLEA arrests another billionaire drug baron in VGC Lagos >> Ex-footballer, Brazilian returnee arrested at Lagos airport for cocaine trafficking >> NDLEA sets ablaze 1.8 tons of cocaine as Marwa promises drug cartels tough time >> 75-year-old grandpa, 21 others arrested over tons of illicit drugs seized in 7 states >> NDLEA busts cocaine warehouse, seizes N193billion worth of crack in Lagos >> Back from Ethiopian prison, ex-convict arrested with cocaine at airport >> NAOWA commends Marwa, seeks partnership with NDLEA on anti-drug war >>

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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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