While the increase in arrest is an indicator that operatives of the NDLEA are becoming more vigilant in arresting drug traffickers, it also highlights the fact that drug traffickers are not learning lessons from the arrest of others
Igwenagu told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abakaliki that the command also seized 1.6 tons of drugs within the period under review
They were sentenced to six years imprisonment each for dealing in 0.8 grammes of cocaine and 1.6 grammes of cocaine respectively
The suspect, Mama Solomon, was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos State during search of passengers on board an Etihad fligh
Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke ordered the remand of the two women after they pleaded not guilty to the charge and adjourned the case till November 14 for ruling on their bail application
The boy, Monday Ogwugwa, said that he was brought to the plantation to work in order to get money to register for his Senior Secondary School certificate examination
A suspected drug baron, Godspower Chibogu, 51, who allegedly financed the cultivation of the cannabis plantations, was traced to his private residence in Ibadan, Oyo State, where he was apprehended
“He told me they would buy my return ticket and all I needed to do was to bring in cocaine
Thirty-eight-year-old Darlugar Ufondu Steven, an assistant coach in an amateur football club in South Africa, has been arrested for drug trafficking.
A 50-year-old suspected drug trafficker, Mr. Nana Njamen Theophile has been arrested in possession of cocaine which street’s value is put at N150 million.
A 27-year-old suspected drug trafficker, Nwofia Nnamdi Kenneth has been arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for attempting to smuggle 4.965kg of substances that tested positive for methamphetamine to India. The arrest was made at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos during the outward screening of Ethiopian Airline passengers to New Delhi, India.
Worried by the increasing discovery that farm plantations meant for food a cash crops are steadily being turned to cannabis farms otherwise known as Indian hemp, the chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), yesterday revealed that 334 hectares of Indian hemp plantations have been destroyed.
It has not been easy but life must go on. I believe whatever happens has been pre-ordained. The death of Omoladun was a great loss I cannot get over in this lifetime
The NDLEA boss who made the disclosure in Lagos at the weekend, said: “Suspected drug traffickers, including persons who test positive for the ebola virus will not go unpunished. All commands of the Agency have been directed to carry out compulsory pre-detention screening to prevent the deadly ebola epidemic
This is contained in a statement signed by the agency’s spokesman, Mr Mitchell Ofoyeju, which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos
Njoku said some of the factors, which normally led to unlawful assault by security agents on people, are mostly caused by illicit drugs taken by the officers on duty
Madueke added that it was pertinent to know that in the year 2013 ,104.267 kilograms of controlled drugs were intercepted
The NDLEA in a statement by its Head, Public Affairs, Ofoyeju Mitchell, said that the seizure was made at the departure hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos
The NDLEA made a total seizure of 1.1 tones of hard drugs and psychotropic substances in the state
The theme for the celebration is: “A Message of Hope: Drug Use Disorders Are Preventable and Treatable