NDLEA Destroys 142 Hectares Of Cannabis Farms In Delta

The National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has destroyed 142 hectares of Cannabis sativa farms in Delta state. The State Commander of the NDLEA, Mr Chidi Obiefule, who made this known to DAILY POST in Asaba yesterday, said that, “The agency seized 46,634kgs of Cannabis sativa, 2.323kgs of cocaine, 14.4kgs psychotropic substances and 71.1 grammes of heroin between 2014 and 2018”, adding that 142 persons who were arrested in connection with the offence are currently facing trial. The commander also said that the agency discovered and destroyed…

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NDLEA nabs 138 suspected drug traffickers, convicts 54 in Lagos

The Lagos State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested138 suspected drug traffickers and seized 1,399.780kilogrammes. The drugs were seized in in Ikeja, Oshodi, Mushin, Lagos Island, Ikorodu and other parts of the state. According to the NDLEA, the arrests and seizures were made within the first quarter of 2017. Giving a breakdown, the NDLEA said those apprehended in connection with drug trafficking include 137 males and one female, while 54 suspects were convicted. NDLEA Lagos commander, Aliyu Sule who gave a breakdown  of arrests and…

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NDLEA Recovers 193 Wraps Of Cocaine In Passenger’s Socks In Lagos(Photo)

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos,have discovered one hundred and ninety-three (193) wraps of cocaine inside a passenger sucks.The drug which tested positive for cocaine with a total weight of 3.4kgs was detected during routine screening of passengers on an Emiratesflight from Dubai.The suspect who is a commercial bus driver in Lagos has also been arrested.Following the development, the Chairman/Chief Executive of the Agency, Colonel Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (rtd,) has called for stringent monitoring of Dubai-Lagos route by officers.According…

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NDLEA Arrests Bureau De Change Operator, Others For Swallowing N32 Million

Six members of a suspected money laundering syndicate that specializes in swallowing dollars were today arrested at the Excel Oriental Hotel, along Airport Road in Lagos by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for allegedly swallowing US$156,000 (about N32 million) meant for export to Brazil. In a statement released today, NDLEA said illicit exportation of currency by ingestion is a new trend in by-passing anti-money laundering operatives. The anti-narcotic agency in its statement identified those arrested as Kingsley Nwokenta, a bureau de change operator also known as Buchito;…

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NDLEA Arrests ‘Notorious Drug Baron’ With Cocaine At Lagos Airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Friday, said it had arrested a suspected notorious drug baron, Azubuike Odugwe, over importation of 1.025 kilogrammes of cocaine. The agency’s spokesman, Mitchell Ofoyeju, said in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the arrest was made during inward screening of passengers on Emirates Airline flight from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It said that Odugwe was found with wraps of powdery substances that tested positive for cocaine at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.…

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NDLEA-Nigeria Records Highest Number Of Drug Related Convicts In The World

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, announced that Nigeria has the highest number of persons serving jail terms for drug related offences worldwide. Iweajunwa Okechukwu, the NDLEA commander in the state disclosed this while celebrating the 2015 UN Drug Free Day in Minna on Friday. “There is no doubt that as a country, the menace of drug abuse and trafficking is one of the biggest problems staring us in the face today. “All over the world, Nigerians are notorious for drug trafficking. We have the highest number of traffickers…

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NDLEA arrest businessman with 225 grammes of cocaine inside his anus

Men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, have arrested 46 year old businessman Tochukwu Prosper Nzom who inserted 225gm of cocaine into his anus while preparing to board an Air France flight to Paris from the Muritala Mohammed International Airport yesterday June 4th. According to a statement by the spokesperson of NDLEA, Mr Mitchell Ofoyeju, two other drug traffickers, identified as Idehen Prince Henry and Ilemena Chinedu Peter were also arrested with 915 grammes and 1.225kg of cocaine as they arrived Nigeria from Brazil on an Emirates flight. When…

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SHOCKER: NDLEA Offiical Lands In Court For Drug Trafficking

An official of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Ibidayin Godwin, and four others, Taiwo Adetoye, Taiwo Ososanya, Fatai Akera and Alhaji Yusuf Bankole, have been asked to be remanded in prison for allegedly trafficking drugs. According to justice C. J. Aneke of the Federal High Court sitting at Ikoyi, on Wednesday, 9 July, 2014, all the accused are to be remanded in prison pending the perfection of their bail conditions. PUNCH reports that the defendants were arraigned in court for conspiring with a drug baron, identified simply as…

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NDLEA Arrests Man Who Tries To Smuggle Drugs In Crayfish To China

Jude Izuchukwu was arrested this week at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos by officials of NDLEA while attempting to board an Ethiopian flight to China. The 38-year old Anambra-born alleged drug smuggler was caught with 9.375kg of cannabis concealed in dried fish, dried bitter leaf, crayfish, melon and other local food spices he was travelling with. He blamed his involvement with drugs on poverty and said he had no choice but to join the trade since his clothes shop on Lagos Island packed up after he was duped of…

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