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NDLEA Arrests 2 Suspects With 16.65kg Of Cocaine At Lagos Airport
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NDLEA Arrests 2 Suspects With 16.65kg Of Cocaine At Lagos Airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two Nigerians who came in from Sao Paulo, Brazil, with 16.65 kilogramme of substances suspected to be cocaine on their arrival at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. The two suspected traffickers, Okwubunne Chidiebere Simeon and Aniakor Uchenna James, were arrested on October 28, 2020, and were said to have concealed the drugs in a spectacular way to beat the officials of the NDLEA. The NDLEA Commander at the airport, Garba Ahmadu, in a statement, said the drugs were concealed in eight children duvet which contained seven absorbent towels soaked with cocaine while others were neatly and cleverly concealed in tin cans labeled ‘Schramn’. “If this quantum of drugs had penetrated into the society, ...
Suspects arrested as NDLEA destroys cannabis plantation worth over N1.5bn in Kogi
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Suspects arrested as NDLEA destroys cannabis plantation worth over N1.5bn in Kogi

Cannabis sativa farms worth over N1.5 billion located at Agba-Okete community in Igalamela-Adolu Local Government Area of Kogi, has been destroyed by operatives of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).   Kogi Commander of the NDLEA, Mr Alfred Adewunmi who spoke to newsmen on Tuesday evening after storming Kara forest with 80 NDLEA personnel and men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), said officers under his command discovered an entire community in the Eastern part of the state where cannabis cultivation is their major source of livelihood.     He said;   “I tell you that I am really perplexed, and shocked that something as huge and enormous as this can be discovered in Kogi State. “Our assumption had been that Kogi...
NDLEA Intercepts 1.6 Kilograms Of Controlled Drugs En-route Turkey
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NDLEA Intercepts 1.6 Kilograms Of Controlled Drugs En-route Turkey

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Special Area Command, has intercepted 1.6 kilogramme of controlled drugs suspected to be Tramadol and Flunitrazepam. The Head of Public Affairs, NDLEA, Mr Jonah Achema, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja. Achema said that the drugs, which were destined for Istanbul, Turkey, barely a few days after the resumption of international flights, was an unusual drug trafficking trend. He said that the command made the seizure from Mr Michael Chukwuka, during the outward clearance of passengers boarding the Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul, Turkey. According to him, the usual trend is the illegal importation of Tramadol from Pak...
“Kill Me Rather Than Destroy My Cannabis Farm” – Suspect Tells NDLEA In Kogi
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“Kill Me Rather Than Destroy My Cannabis Farm” – Suspect Tells NDLEA In Kogi

A suspected cannabis farmer, Clement Akor, has begged the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA to take his life instead of destroying his 10-hectare cannabis plantation. Akor, a 42 years old father of six children from Enabo village in Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State was arrested by the Kogi State command of NDLEA alongside his accomplice David Ameh. Akor who claimed he had invested so much in the business and cannot afford to lose it to the arms of the law said he learnt the trade in Owo, Ondo State. The prime suspect who cried profusely to stop men of the NDLEA led by its commander, Alfred Adewumi, from destroying his farm located in Oketepe in Okula community, Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State said he prefers to die than watch the officers destroyed wha...
Cannabis Hidden in Sacks of Garri Intercepted by NDLEA
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Cannabis Hidden in Sacks of Garri Intercepted by NDLEA

Eighty-three (83) kilograms of cannabis sativa concealed inside sacks of garri has been intercepted by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Edo State. NDLEA Edo State Commander, Mr. Buba Wakawa who announced the latest operational breakthrough said the drug seizure took place at Aviele trailer park, Etsako West Local Government Area of the State.   Wakawa said;   “Officers attached to the Auchi Area command acting on intelligence report raided the popular trailer park at Aviele where the dried weeds of cannabis hidden inside eight (8) sacks of garri were intercepted while preparing to smuggle the drugs out of the State. This is a very successful operation and I commend the officers for their commitment and ingenuity”. The NDL...
NDLEA Uncovers First-ever Hashish Oil Lab in Lagos
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NDLEA Uncovers First-ever Hashish Oil Lab in Lagos

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has uncovered a laboratory for the production of hashish oil in Lagos state. Hashish is a drug made from the resin of the cannabis plant and it is consumed by inhaling from a small piece, typically in a pipe, bong, vaporizer or joint, or via oral ingestion, and according to the Principal Staff Officer, Public Affairs of the NDLEA, Jonah Achema, the laboratory was the first ever. NDLEA also recovered a gun and 13 rounds of live ammunition. Jonah Achema revealed in the statement that the laboratory, located at 7 Imam Augusto Close, Victoria Island, was dismantled by the Serious Enforcement Team of the agency. The Agency also arrested the suspected owner of the laboratory, Oladapo Ifedayo Oluseyi Adedayo. The statement read; ...
NDLEA nabs suspected cannabis trafficker in Benin
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NDLEA nabs suspected cannabis trafficker in Benin

A 46-year-old suspected drug trafficker has been arrested in Edo by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Tuesday in Benin. The suspect claimed that he sustained his family with illicit drug proceeds even during the COVID-19 lockdown order and inter-state boundary closure. The suspect and another 33-year-old suspect were caught with 17 bags of dried weeds suspected to be cannabis sativa. According to Mr Buba Wakawa, the Edo Commander of the NDLEA, the substance weighed about 198 kilo grammes. Wakawa also disclosed that a Toyota Previa bus with registration number, Lagos AKD 118 AX conveying the illicit drugs was also impounded by officers of the Okada Area Command. He said that the detection and arrest took place at Egbeta-Okada, Ovia North Eas...
Man Apprehended with a Gun Tucked Inside a Bread in Imo
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Man Apprehended with a Gun Tucked Inside a Bread in Imo

A Nigerian man has been apprehended with a gun he tucked inside a bread. In a video which has since gone viral, the man who gave his name as Odinaka Nwosu, said he was from Okigwe heading to Owerri. The man was arrested by NDLEA officials under the Operation Search and Flush in Imo state and will be handed over to the Imo state police command for further investigation later today May 5. Watch the video below
Illegal Arms Dealers Who Sell Ammunition for N500, Arrested in Bauchi State
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Illegal Arms Dealers Who Sell Ammunition for N500, Arrested in Bauchi State

Some illegal arms dealers who sell ammunition for as low as N500, have been arrested by operatives of the Bauchi State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The suspects identified as Dung Bulus Rwang and Dachollum Yohanna, were arrested with 1,360 rounds of live ammunition of 7.6mm calibre during a motorised patrol along Bauchi-Jos Road.  An AK- 47 magazine was also found in the commercial Vectra car the suspects were using to convey the ammunition. Jonah Achema, spokesperson of the NDLEA in the state revealed that the suspects who neatly concealed the ammunition in two sacks which were kept in the boot of the vehicle, have already admitted ownership of the consignment they were conveying from Numan in Adamawa State to certain buyers in Plateau State. I...
Woman Who has Been on NDLEA Watchlist for 10 Years Over Sale of Cannabis Arrested in Sokoto
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Woman Who has Been on NDLEA Watchlist for 10 Years Over Sale of Cannabis Arrested in Sokoto

A woman who has been on the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) watchlist for 10 years over the sale of cannabis, has been arrested in Sokoto State. The suspect who was paraded alongside 18 other drug dealers, was arrested on February 28. It was gathered that other drugs including pentazocine injection which is class ‘A’ in prohibited drugs worldwide, were recovered from the suspect identified simply as Madam Queen. Confirming the arrested, NDLEA Sokoto Commander, Mr Yakubu Kibo said; “We arrested a very notorious cannabis sativa dealer in the state, Madam Queen from Raymond Village. ”Madam Queen has been on our watch list for the past 10 years and on the 28th of February, she was arrested alongside her sales boy. “This time around, it was not limited to cannabi...
Women in Gombe Boil Used Sanitary Pads and Drink Its Brew to Get High – NDLEA
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Women in Gombe Boil Used Sanitary Pads and Drink Its Brew to Get High – NDLEA

Gombe State command of the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said that the act of drug abuse among women in Gombe has grown from normal addiction to drugs to now boiling of used sanitary pads filtering and drinking the water to get high. While sensitising residents of Bajoga, the headquarters of Funakaye Local Government Area (LGA) of Gombe State, the commander in charge of the Funakaye command of the agency, Muhammad Alkali, disclosed that the scourge is growing by day in the state. He said the sensitisation campaign which the agency carried out at the palace of the Emir Funakaye was to carry the traditional rulers along in the fight against illicit drugs abuse. “This is because it has come to our notice that mostly female addicts have devised means of getting h...
Nigerian Man Arrested for Drug Trafficking in Saudi Arabia, Freed after NDLEA Proved the Substance was Planted on Him
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Nigerian Man Arrested for Drug Trafficking in Saudi Arabia, Freed after NDLEA Proved the Substance was Planted on Him

A Nigerian man, Ibrahim Ibrahim, who was facing trial over drug trafficking allegation in Saudi Arabia, has been released by the Saudi Arabian authorities after the Nigerian government were able to prove his innocence. Mr Ibrahim's release was secured by the National Diaspora Commission in collaboration with the government of Zamfara state, his home state. He was arrested in 2017 in Jeddah after the Saudi Arabian immigration officers found illegal drugs in his bags. Three years after, a delegation from the Diaspora commission and Zamfara state government, arrived in Jeddah with documents to be presented as evidence during his trial retrial which was today February 18th. Amongst the documents was a statement from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, stating that they ha...
Fire Guts Bags of Indian Hemp in Ekiti NDLEA Office
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Fire Guts Bags of Indian Hemp in Ekiti NDLEA Office

Bags of Indian hemp loaded at the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, office were yesterday engulfed by fire at the headquarters of the agency in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital. The fire incident, which consumed many bags of the hemp in the agency, took the officers of the command by surprise for some hours. Residents of the area located along Akinsola Street, Olorunsogo Quarters, Off Iworokoro road, were the first set of people who assisted the command with water to put the fire under control before the Ekiti Fire Service got to the scene. As at 3.30 p. m, the truck of the fire service was still running in front of the agency, putting out the fire. Efforts by newsmen to find out the cause of the fire were rebuffed by the agency personnel as only the fire service men...
Policeman Caught Supplying Tramadol To Boko Haram
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Policeman Caught Supplying Tramadol To Boko Haram

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Yobe said it had arrested a policeman and a drug trafficker (names with held) who allegedly connived and supplied 59kg of prohibited Tramadol tablets to Boko Haram insurgents in Gwoza, Borno State. NDLEA state Commander, Mr. Reuben Apeh, while addressing newsmen in Damaturu, said the suspects were arrested on November 7. Apeh said the drug trafficker had confessed to buying the prohibited substance from an unnamed Customs officer in Lagos. “He confessed hiring the policeman to convey the drugs to Maiduguri before proceeding to Gwoza to supply suspected terrorists. “He claimed that the drugs were part of consignments seized by the Nigerian Customs during its operations in Lagos, and were sold to him at the cost of N6m, while the ac...
NDLEA Arrests Widow For Ingesting 69 Wraps Of Heroin
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NDLEA Arrests Widow For Ingesting 69 Wraps Of Heroin

The Airport Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, has arrested a 54-year-old widow and mother of six for ingesting 60 wraps of heroin. The woman was arrested at Lagos Airport at the weekend. The command also arrested a 45 old man for ingestion of 93 wraps of Cocaine during the outward clearing of Passengers’to board a Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt. Briefing reporters on the arrest, the NDLEA Airport Commander MMIA, Garba Ahmadu said, the 54-year-old woman who ingested 60 wraps had difficulty excreting 28 warps out the 60 she ingested. He said her life was currently in danger because of the remaining wraps. Ahmadu noted that the female trafficker Alhaja Sulaimon Kudirat Adunni who hails from Abeokuta Ogun State started having problems a day after her ...
I Cultivate Marijuana To Raise Money For My Mother-in-law’s Burial – Suspect
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I Cultivate Marijuana To Raise Money For My Mother-in-law’s Burial – Suspect

A suspected cannabis sativa cultivator, Friday Ohiuan, has said that he took to the illicit business to raise money for the burial ceremony of his mother-in-law. The 45-year-old Ohiuan was arrested with 177kg of the illicit drug at Afuze, in Owan East local government area of Edo State. Speaking with journalists, the suspect said he has been in the business for just three years. “I started cannabis cultivation so as to raise money in preparation for the burial of my mother-in-law who is very old but my hope has been dashed. “I have been cultivating cannabis for the past three years but thieves did not allow me to enjoy the fruit of my labour. The 177kg was all that was left and now NDLEA has come to carry the leftover,” he said. Also paraded by the Edo NDLEA boss was Ohmai Fri...
N160m Indian Hemp From Ghana Interrupted, Seized By Customs
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N160m Indian Hemp From Ghana Interrupted, Seized By Customs

A pick-up van, which was purportedly conveying sawdust, has been intercepted by men of the Oyo/Osun Command of the Nigeria Customs Service in the Oke Ogun area of Oyo State at the Nigerian border with the Republic of Benin. The NCS operatives discovered that N160m worth of Indian hemp was concealed under the sawdust. The Controller of the command, Zulkifli Abdullahi, told journalists on Wednesday that the marijuana was in several packs and was discovered in a border community, Elekokan, in the Iwajowa Local Government Area of the state. Abdullahi said the consignment was the biggest volume of illicit drugs seized by the command in recent times. He stated that the driver of the vehicle and his motor boy fled into a thick forest on sighting his men. According to him, intel...
Man Caught Selling Marijuana At NDLEA Office
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Man Caught Selling Marijuana At NDLEA Office

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday remanded a man, Ayobiojo Hammed, who was allegedly caught peddling marijuana at the Lagos Command of the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). Justice Sule Hassan kept Hammed, of 7, Moshalashi Street, Empire, Surulere, Lagos, in prison custody, following his plea of guilty to a one-count charge of unlawfully distributing 630 grammes of the narcotic drug. He adjourned till October 11 for review of the facts of the case and sentencing. Earlier, NDLEA prosecutor Fingere Dinneys alleged that Hammed was arrested on March 26, 2019, while distributing 630 grammes of the substance to some construction workers on the NDLEA’s premises, No. 4, Shaw Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. The court heard that the defendant’s offence infringed Section 20(...
Nigerian Youths Now Take Processed Urine To Feel High – NDLEA
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Nigerian Youths Now Take Processed Urine To Feel High – NDLEA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has revealed a new drug Nigerian youths take to feel intoxicated. Shehu Dankolo, Head of Drug Reduction of the NDLEA in Adamawa State revealed that some Nigerian youths now take processed urine to feel “high” as the ban on some abused drugs have made them relatively expensive. There are certain controlled drugs, particularly codeine cough syrup. You know, federal government clamped seriously on them. Some of the companies closed down. So, the cough syrup that was initially N250 per bottle, but it is now sold for about N4,000. The same thing with tramadol which was N50 but is now about N500. “Because these abused but banned drugs are so scarce and costly or entirely out of reach, people improvise other things. I won’t include so mu...
NDLEA Nationwide Recruitment 2019
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NDLEA Nationwide Recruitment 2019

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is a Federal agency in Nigeria charged with eliminating the growing, processing, manufacturing, selling, exporting, and trafficking of hard drugs. Applications are invited from suitable applicants for the following positions below in the agency: >>  Narcotic Assistant (NASS) Cadre (Entry-level) Location: Nationwide Click Here To View Details >>  Narcotic Officer Cadre (Graduate & Exp.) Location: Nationwide Click Here To View Details Application Closing Date Thursday, 29th August, 2019
FRSC Boss Issues Stern Warning To Corps Marshals, Reveals What Will  HappenTo Those Caught Collecting Bribe
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FRSC Boss Issues Stern Warning To Corps Marshals, Reveals What Will HappenTo Those Caught Collecting Bribe

Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has warned officers and men of the corps to shun bribery and corruption on the highways or risk being sacked by the commission, Punch Metro reports. The Corps Marshal gave the warning on Saturday while speaking with journalists at the passing out parade of the 2019 Marshal Inspectors Basic Course which held at the NDLEA Regional Academy in Jos He said, “We are not saying that they are not collecting bribe, but if you collect and we catch you, that will be the end of your career” The Corps Marshal added “For long, I have been chairman of the disciplinary committee at the headquarters and I can tell you that those who are coming in (new recruits) are replacements for those people that have been sacked and some ...
90-Yr-Old Cannabis Seller Arrested In Ondo
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90-Yr-Old Cannabis Seller Arrested In Ondo

The Ondo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (#NDLEA) has arrested a 90-year-old man, James Salihu, for dealing in Indian hemp. He was arrested on Wednesday by NDLEA detectives in Supare Akoko. The State Commander of the NDLEA, Mr. Haruna Gagara, noted that Salihu has been known to be notorious in the community. He noted that the suspect was arrested and later granted administrative bail due to his poor health condition and warned him to desist from such an evil act, adding that the suspect would face prosecution as soon as he is confirmed medically fit.
Women Take Cocaine, Tramadol, Other Hard Drugs Than Men In Rivers – NDLEA
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Women Take Cocaine, Tramadol, Other Hard Drugs Than Men In Rivers – NDLEA

Revelation has emerged that there are now more females engaging in drugs and substance abuse in Rivers State than the male counterparts. Also, hard drugs like cocaine and heroine are consumed more in Rivers State than any other type of hard drugs. These were the observations of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA in Port Harcourt. Commander of NDLEA in Rivers state, Rachael Shelling disclosed these on the occasion of the 2019 International Day Against Drugs Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Shelling noted that the command has made a seizure of over four thousand kilogrammes of hard drugs in the last one year. “Unlike those days when drug abuse is common among men, but these days we have more females. “Another concern is that during our operations we expected ...
NDLEA/EFCC Burst FUNAAB Environments, Several Students Arrested
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NDLEA/EFCC Burst FUNAAB Environments, Several Students Arrested

Info reaching us has it that NDLEA raided some hostels between 1am and 3am today at CAMP(Abeokuta) and some hostels around FUNAAB and went away with two buses filled with people they arrested through the night. Students are yet to get over the NDLEA raid before EFCC zoomed into a community in the same area and also filled buses with students they arrested. What would be the fate of the arrested people? Watch a video of how they broke into a hostel https://mobile.facebook.com/video_redirect/?src=https%3A%2F%2Fvideo.flos2-1.fna.fbcdn.net%2Fv%2Ft42.9040-2%2F64618345_361977401188194_3079359669966209024_n.mp4%3F_nc_cat%3D108%26efg%3DeyJ2ZW5jb2RlX3RhZyI6InN2ZV9zZCJ9%26_nc_eui2%3DAeFBzGTv6sJCGNJ5pkeST_zK4XMK9iC1wYPXJg1FKUIdldySSm3mAaqgKCAK3645WpuY_hPxHIwucAvQzwXteJ7Tm_YnAyM_k...
Supreme Court Fixes Date to resume Extradition Suit against Kashamu
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Supreme Court Fixes Date to resume Extradition Suit against Kashamu

The Supreme Court, Friday fixed June 10, to resume hearing in an appeal filed by Senator Buruji Kashamu to stop the federal government from extraditing him over alleged drug trafficking. It would be recalled that the lawmaker was billed to be extradited to the United States of America (USA) following two appeal judgements in favour of the Federal government. Respondents in the suit by Kashamu are the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The fresh hearing date has been communicated through issuance of hearing notices to the three parties involved in the legal tussle. The Apex Court is to determine the validity of the two judgments delivered in favour of the Attorney General of the...
NDLEA nabs Kenyan woman with 6.5 kilograms of Cocaine in Abuja
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NDLEA nabs Kenyan woman with 6.5 kilograms of Cocaine in Abuja

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a Kenyan national while trying to smuggle 6.5 kilograms of Cocaine into Nigeria through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja. The suspect, Angela Wairimu, 33, was arrested on arrival from South Africa aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight to Abuja, in what the agency officials described as the biggest seizure in recent times. The agency’s spokesman, Jonah Achema, said in a statement that some of the illicit substance was concealed in the false bottom of a travelling bag which also contained two wrapped parcels of the same illicit drug, and which the single mother of two carried as hand luggage. “Wairimu who shuttles between Kenya and South Africa claimed to be a modelling expert and a trader in clothes and...
NDLEA Changes Attitude Over Violent attacks on its officers
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NDLEA Changes Attitude Over Violent attacks on its officers

Retired Col. Muhammad Abd Nallah, the Chairman,ational Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has decried incessant violent attacks on the agency’s personnel while carrying out their lawful assignments. Abdallah made this known in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by Mr Jonah Achema, NDLEA Head of Public Affairs. The NDLEA chief threatened to deal ruthlessly with those who engage in the evil act, NAN reports. He described the situation as “unfortunate’’, saying that the agency had lost no fewer than 200 of its personnel in the line of duty since inception. He recalled that an attack was instigated against NDLEA staff in Ondo State leading to loss of lives of four of the officers in February, barely a year after a similar incident happened in Okene, Kogi State where three ...
Presidency Disowns Akeredolu Over Planned ‘Marijuana Business’
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Presidency Disowns Akeredolu Over Planned ‘Marijuana Business’

The move by Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, to establish a legal marijuana industry in the ‘sunshine’ state may have hit the rocks even before his very own eyes. This is just as findings by journalists on Saturday showed that Akeredolu is not likely to find a willing ally in the Federal Government over his pursuit. Despite the collaboration being received from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), the governor has been disowned by the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse (PACEDA), an appendage of the Presidency. PACEDA, in a statement made available to the media on Saturday, stated that no amount of money could be worth the lives of those that would be affected should marijuana be legalised in the country, as being canvassed by Akere...
Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis
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Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis

The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has shed more light on his trip to Thailand for Medicinal Cannabis Extract Development in Ondo State. Akeredolu who spoke with Government House Reporters at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, shortly after his arrival from Thailand, explained that the focus of his administration is on medical Cannabis cultivation in controlled areas under the full supervision of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). He refuted the rumour making the rounds that government was encouraging cannabis cultivation, noting that government was only looking at the possibility of having legally cultivated cannabis for Medicinal usage. He frowned at illegal cultivation of cannabis in the state. The governor observed that since ...
Ondo State To Focus On Marijuana Market – Akeredolu
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Ondo State To Focus On Marijuana Market – Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, who is currently in Thailand with the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement agency (NDLEA), Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah rtd on visit for a Program on Medicinal Cannabis Extract Development, has said in a response to SaharaReporters on twitter, that his administration will focus on the legal Marijuana Market, which will in turn generate several billions of dollars and also provide thousands of jobs for the teeming youths. In his tweets, "We all know that Ondo State is the hot bed of cannabis cultivation in Nigeria. We know how to grow it and it thrives well in the Sunshine State. With an estimated value of $145 Billion in 2025, we would be shortchanging ourselves if we failed t tap into the Legal Marijuana Market"...
Fake Drugs In South East Increases Number Of Deaths – NDLEA
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Fake Drugs In South East Increases Number Of Deaths – NDLEA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has warned that the number of deaths as a result of fake drugs is escalating. This is just as the drug law enforcement agency stressed that “In every 10 drugs you buy, there is a high probability that seven of them are fake.” Speaking during a sensitisation workshop organised by Christabell International Organisation, CIO, for the Onitsha Branch of the National Association of Patent and Proprietary Medicine Dealers, NAPMED, the representatives of NDLEA and the organiser agreed that something urgent must be done to address the problem. Deputy State Commander, NDLEA, Anambra State, in charge of Operations and Intelligence, Adewumi Alfred, said the proliferation, consumption, and abuse of illicit drugs are high in Nigeria, adding that ...
NDLEA Uncovers Airport Cartel Planting Hard Drugs In Passengers’ Luggage
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NDLEA Uncovers Airport Cartel Planting Hard Drugs In Passengers’ Luggage

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has uncovered a cartel, which specialised in planting illicit drugs in travellers’ luggage. The cartel was uncovered after NDLEA detectives embarked on investigation of a Nigerian lady identified as Zainab Aliyu. Zainab was accused of entering Saudi Arabia with tramadol. The implication in this discovery by NDLEA was the realisation that many Nigerians arrested and executed for drug trafficking in Saudi Arabia might be innocent. Zainab, a student of Maitama Sule University, Kano, had travelled from Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) in company of her mother, Mrs. Maryam Aliyu, and sister, Hajara Aliyu. Zainab was arrested by Saudi Arabia Police on December 26, 2018 shortly after arriving for Lesser Hajj over allegations th...
Nigerians Consume 20Billion cigarettes Sticks Annually- Minister
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Nigerians Consume 20Billion cigarettes Sticks Annually- Minister

Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said 20 billion sticks of cigarettes are consumed in the country annually, nothing that delay in passing the National Tobacco Control Regulations 2018, currently before the National Assembly, will open the nation to massive health catastrophe. He spoke at an interactive session organized by the House of Representatives Committee on Delegated Legislation, Thursday in Abuja, adding that as custodian of the health of Nigerians, the ministry in concert with relevant government agencies formulated the NTC Regulations as a legal framework for effective implementation of the National Tobacco Control Act, 2015. This is just as the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, promised that the House will throw its weight behind...
280 Suspected Drug Peddlers Arrested by  NDLEA   in Kano State
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280 Suspected Drug Peddlers Arrested by NDLEA in Kano State

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency in Kano State has arrested 280 suspected drug peddlers across the state with different types of exhibits. According to the NDLEA Commander in the state, Ibrahim Abdul disclosed this on Monday in Kano State while briefing newsmen on the activities of the agency in the Month of March.  According to him, the arrest was recorded following the inauguration of an operation tagged ‘Operation Sharar Miyagu’ aimed at checking drug abuse in Kano State. He explained that the agency had during the operation seized 1,248.755 kg, of the hard drugs which include; Cannabis 676.024 kg and Psychotropic 56.679 kg.  The commander also said the command seized 52 grams of cocaine and 12 kg of a foreign hard drug called khat. Abdul said that during the perio...
Gunmen Kill 4 NDLEA Officers in Ondo State
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Gunmen Kill 4 NDLEA Officers in Ondo State

Four National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA officers in Ondo State have been shot dead by gunmen suspected to be drug dealers. The incident reportedly occurred over the weekend while the deceased were on duty at a checkpoint in the state, Daily Post reports. According to a source, the gunmen armed with AK 47 rifles came on motorcycles and shot four NDLEA officers and as well set ablaze the agency’s Toyota Hilux. “The NDLEA officers were five in number at the check point but one of them escaped and their rifles were taken away,” the source said. The source further confirmed that the bodies of the NDLEA officials were found by some farmers in the early hours of the day. “When their bodies were discovered, their guns were not found with them. “Our society is no more saf...
FRSC Takes Peace Mass Drivers in Refresher Program
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FRSC Takes Peace Mass Drivers in Refresher Program

Peace Mass Transit (PMT) Limited would continue to train and retrain professional drivers in its employ to ensure optimal performance on the high way, Vice Chairman, Chief Mrs. Emilia Onyishi has said. She spoke Monday at the flag off of a training programme conducted for PMT drivers by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), at the PMT headquarters, Emene Enugu. “It is our duty to train and retrain drivers, and put them in the best possible conditions to minimize and possibly eliminate avoidable accidents on the high way” she added. She pledged that PMT would spare no resources to ensure the safety of its drivers and passengers. The PMT vice Chairman explained that in addition to the retraining programme conducted by officers of the FRSC, the company also had a regular retrai...
Northern Youths Launch Campaign against Violence, Drug Abuse
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Northern Youths Launch Campaign against Violence, Drug Abuse

As 2019 general election approaches, Northern youth under the auspices of the Northern Youth Assembly of Nigeria (NYAN) Tuesday launched a campaign against violence and drug abuse among youth in Bauchi State. Speaking during the occasion, the national speaker of the assembly Ukasha Hamza Rahama explained that the campaign became imperative “because some irresponsible politicians” might use drug on some youth to cause violence in order to achieve their political mission. He opined that although there were agitations for youth’s active participation in politics, they should not belittle themselves to become political thugs of candidates “who will later dump them after election.” Rahama assured that the assembly would partner with relevant stakeholders in the fight to eradicate dru...
53-year-old man Arrested with 218kg of Marijuana in Niger State
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53-year-old man Arrested with 218kg of Marijuana in Niger State

The Niger State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested 53-year-old Vwang David with 335 blocks of 218 kilogrammes of weeds suspected to be marijuana. David was arrested by the NDLEA operatives at Mokwa after allegedly making spirited effort to escape the long hands of the law. The suspect, according to officials of the NDLEA in Minna, had refused to stop when flagged down at Jebba control post resulting in contact being made to the Mokwa station but luck ran out for the fake soldier when his vehicle, a Toyota Camry, crashed. Men of the NDLEA were reported to have arrived at the scene of the accident where David was rescued from the damaged car. A search on the vehicle revealed the hard drugs neatly loaded in the booth of the car leading to the arrest...
Hoodlums Threaten To Wipe Out Family In Ondo Over Missing Indian Hemp
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Hoodlums Threaten To Wipe Out Family In Ondo Over Missing Indian Hemp

Some yet to be identified hoodlums, reportedly attacked and threatened to wipe out a family in Ondo over missing Indian hemp kept in a farm. The farmer identified Martina Akpan who now lives in fear of the attack, disclosed that her younger brother, Isaac Akpan was attacked by hoodlums numbering over 40 at his farm. According to him, the hoodlums who were armed with dangerous weapons, allegedly beat Akpan to a pulp after he was said to have been queried over the disappearance of bags of Indian hemp kept on the family’s cocoa farm. Daily Post reported that Martina who met the hoodlums with her brother forcefully sandwiched on one of the motorcycle while on her way to the farm, was also attacked alongside her father after they traced the hoodlums to Ilu-Abo, few kilometers from Bolorun...
NDLEA Bursts Illegal Drug Laboratory In Imo State
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NDLEA Bursts Illegal Drug Laboratory In Imo State

The National Drug law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has uncovered an illegal methamphetamine laboratory in Orlu, Imo state.   According to a report by TVC, 77kg of Crystal Meth and different equipment were also recovered from the Laboratory.   The report also noted that this is the 15th Meth lab that has been uncovered in Nigeria between 2011 and 2018. The owner has been arrested and is currently in the agency’s custody
NDLEA Uncovers 12 Containers With N340 Million Tramadol Tablets In Lagos
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NDLEA Uncovers 12 Containers With N340 Million Tramadol Tablets In Lagos

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA , have uncovered N340 million worth of Tramadol tablets in 12 containers at the Apapa port in Lagos State. In a statement released by its Head of Public Affairs, Jonah Achema, the agency said the tablets which were in various dosages ranging from 120 milligrams to 250 milligrams were recovered from 12 containers in the ongoing search in Apapa port. He said the containers were on the watch-list of NDLEA since November, 2017 and were brought to Nigeria Customs Service for search based on the agency’s reasonable suspicion of the containers. He stated that the NCS on Wednesday, dropped 28 of 62 containers slated for search, among which 12 of them were been found to contain tramadol. “The search is still ongoing. Tramadol is ...
Native Doctor Arraigned By EFCC For Possession Of Fake Dollars
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Native Doctor Arraigned By EFCC For Possession Of Fake Dollars

A native doctor popularly known as Mai Rakumi, has been arraigned before a Federal High Court in Kano on four count charge bordering on possession fake USA Dollars. The suspect The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC today Monday 22nd October, 2018 arraigned One Ishak Abubakar popularly known as Mai Rakumi, before honorable Justice Lewis Allagoa of the Federal High Court Kano on four count charge bordering on possession fake USA Dollars. He was arrested by a team of NDLEA operatives during a raid conducted at his residence located at number 2230 Goron Dutse area of kano state. During the raid, 176 pieces of of one hundred denomination of fake American Dollars was found. Another sum of N75, 000.00 (Seventy Five Thousand Naira) only, 2 international passports, five...
NDLEA: Abuse Of Tramadol, Cough Syrup Still High Among Nigerian Youths
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NDLEA: Abuse Of Tramadol, Cough Syrup Still High Among Nigerian Youths

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has decried the continuous high-level of abuse of Tramadol and codeine based cough syrup among Nigerian youth and women. NDLEA Chairman, retired Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, said this while delivering Nigeria’s statement on ‘Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice and World Drug Problem’ at the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters, New York. Abdallah said: “Nigeria is witnessing a high level of abuse of tramadol and cough syrups containing codeine, especially by vulnerable youths and women. “This is a phenomenon common to many countries in the West-African sub-region which has ushered in a new level of transnational organised crimes. “As a result, a lot of national and sub-regional initiatives, including capacity develop...
NDLEA Arrests Lebanese Chef For Running A Drug Ring In Victoria Island, Lagos
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NDLEA Arrests Lebanese Chef For Running A Drug Ring In Victoria Island, Lagos

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) yesterday arrested a Lebanese Chef, Charbel Chalouhi, for allegedly using and dealing in drugs at his residence on number 18, Wahab Ogunbambo Street, off Simeon Akinlonu Crescent, Victoria Island. According to The Nation, Chalouhi was arrested following an intelligence report that he was involved in hard drugs. He was trailed by NDLEA officers at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Lagos Command, Ikeja. Thereafter, he was taken to his home where 1kg of cocaine from recovered. “I was just walking on the street and I saw the NDLEA officials when they came in. I saw the event. When they came, they invaded his house, not even his house alone, they went to other houses too. But when they got to know that he was the one, they c...
‘7-Years After, NDLEA Has Not Paid Me A Dime From My N25m Compensation’ – Actor, Baba Suwe
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‘7-Years After, NDLEA Has Not Paid Me A Dime From My N25m Compensation’ – Actor, Baba Suwe

Veteran Yoruba  actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, has revealed that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has not paid him the N25 million, which the Lagos High Court had ordered to be paid as compensation.   Baba Suwe in an interview with Punch, disclosed that since the death of his lawyer. Bamidele Aturu, the case has “practically been forgotten".   In 2011, the actor was arrested by NDLEA at Murtala Mohammed International Airport over the suspicion that he was trafficking drugs.Upon his arrest, he was in the custody of the NDLEA for three weeks, and after several searches, no drugs weres found. In the interview, Baba Suwe said “I have never gotten a kobo from them. The case has practically been forgotten after my lawyer, Bamide...
Federal Government Recalls 2.4m Bottles Of Codeine
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Federal Government Recalls 2.4m Bottles Of Codeine

In an effort to curtail abuse of Codeine containing cough syrup, the federal government has recalled about 2.4 million bottles of codeine from circulation. Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, disclosed this while receiving a report from the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) after an audit trail of the banned substance. It was discovered that 2,405,724 bottles of Codeine is still in circulation. Receiving the audit report from NAFDAC, Adewole, said “The audit trail and subsequent recall of the substance, was part of the recommendations submitted by the 22-man committee drafted from a broad spectrum of the health sector to collaborate with relevant agencies.’’ Adewole said He added that the recall was also part of pharmacy vigilance and renewed effo...
Why I Cultivate Indian Hemp – Native Doctor Confesses To NDLEA
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Why I Cultivate Indian Hemp – Native Doctor Confesses To NDLEA

A 55-year-old native doctor has told agents of the National Drugs and Law Enforcement Agency why he cultivated Indian hemp. The NDLEA in Kebbi had arrested the 55-year-old native doctor, Arage Rikici, who allegedly cultivates Indian hemp farm at Kukun village in Fakai Local Government Area of the state. The state Commander of the agency, Mr. Suleiman Jadi, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday that cannabis farming was unprecedented in the history of the state.   “Sequel to intelligence report, a team of NDLEA operatives in the state on July 24, 2018 discovered and destroyed Cannabis Sativa farm at Kukun village in Fakai local government area.   “The alleged owner of the illicit farm, Mr. Arage Rikici, a 55 year-old native doctor, was arrested and i...
NDLEA Intercepts 4000kg Of Tramadol At Lagos Airport
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NDLEA Intercepts 4000kg Of Tramadol At Lagos Airport

Many cartons of tramadol estimated at about 4000 kilogrammes have been intercepted by the Murtala Muhammed Airport command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). NDLEA Commander at the Lagos Airport, Garba Ahmadu, who unveiled the seized tramadol to newsmen at the airport, said the interception was made through intelligence information received from its foreign counterparts. It was learnt that the tramadol was imported into the country from India and intercepted at the cargo shed of the Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCOL). For about one month, no cargo agent showed up to claim the consignments prompting the agency to take possession of the items. The NDLEA boss disclosed that the psychotropic substance consists of capsules and tablets of 225 and 125 milligrams respe...
One Killed & Scores Injured As Trigger Happy NDLEA Officer Allegedly Opened Fire On LG Workers
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One Killed & Scores Injured As Trigger Happy NDLEA Officer Allegedly Opened Fire On LG Workers

Pandemonium broke out earlier today after local government staff were allegedly shot at while celebrating 40 years anniversary of the Nigeria Union Of Local Government Employee (NULGE) in Agege area of Lagos state. According to reports, one was killed and scores injured as a trigger happy National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) officer allegedly opened fire during the celebration. The incident caused tension in the area as police and security operatives arrived the local government secretariat to calm frayed nerves of other workers
Emmanuel Onwubiko: When Legislators Debate Drugs And Sex
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Emmanuel Onwubiko: When Legislators Debate Drugs And Sex

The national legislature in Abuja has been busy embarking on high profile policy interactive sessions in different parts of Nigeria on the vexed twin societal evils of hard drugs and trafficking for sexual enslavement. Kano and Benin City have played host to two of such important interfaces. These topics of sex and drugs reminds me of a track in one popular dance hall songs of the mid-eighties which asked that ‘people should talk about sex’. Afterall sex and drugs when combined is rated above a mere billion dollar business. Sex and illicit drugs are multi Billion Dollars industry collectively. Both of these two thematic areas touches the fundamentals of our social life as a nation especially because the universal fact that illicit drugs and sex affects the youth’s population. The ...