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 >> 677 drug traffickers jailed, 3,359 arrested, 65,915.891kg seized in Q1 >> Nigeria, South Africa renew partnership on drug war >> NDLEA intercepts 101 parcels of Cocaine in Children duvets at Lagos airport >> Queen of drug cartel, cross-border trafficker arrested in Taraba, Adamawa >> 9.5million Tramadol tablets worth N5bn seized at Lagos airport, Abuja, Edo >> NDLEA arrests 5 members of airport drug syndicate, recovers N19.8m cash from ring leader >> 2 drug dealers excrete 165 wraps of cocaine in NDLEA custody >> NDLEA intercepts 1.9million tablets of Tramadol, Codeine at Lagos airport >> Father of 4 arrested with 20.75kg black liquid cocaine in makeup mascara at Abuja airport >> Why I had surgical procedure - Marwa >> Drug war: NDLEA scales up as 650 officers graduate from Army Infantry school >> NDLEA intercepts 3million opioid caps at Lagos terminal; 8,613kg Loud at Eko beach >> 7 officers injured, vehicle damaged as NDLEA arrests Taraba drug kingpin >>

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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