Tramadol Crisis: NDLEA rises to the occasion, gives illicit Tramadol merchants a bloody nose

By Enemona Johnson Okpanachi   Chairman and Chief Executive, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (rtd.),  has been unequivocal in decrying the persistent influx of illicit Tramadol into the country in the last two years. According to the Chairman/Chief Executive during his June 26, 2018 anti-drug day media parley, “this unfortunate influx is an indication that Nigeria has become a country of choice for the illicit tramadol merchants.” Many Nigerians were shocked that NDLEA had seized a total of 102, 90.48 kilograms of tramadol between January…

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NDLEA smashes drug cartel headed by fake police officers    

                                                                            The Edo State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has smashed a drug syndicate operated by fake police officers that specialise in smuggling cannabis from South -South to North West region of the country. This followed the interception of a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number Ondo AKR 392 LZ…

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Buhari forgets NDLEA in new appointment

President Muhammadu Buhari has omitted the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in his newest appointments of 19 heads of some government agencies. The President failed to appoint a new Director General cum secretary for while releasing the names of the newly appointed 19 heads of some government agencies, Friday November 2018, following the announcement contained in a statement by Olusegun Adekunle, permanent secretary (general services office), office of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF). Adekunle quoted Buhari as urging the new appointees to see their appointments…

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Press Release: Additional 241 million tablets of tramadol seized at Apapa Port

  The search of the suspected 62 containers continued yesterday November 15, 2018. Eleven (11) new containers already searched were found to contain 241 million tablets of tramadol, weighing 118 metric tons. This brings to 581 million tablets of tramadol so far discovered within two days of the search operations at Apapa sea port. On the first day of the search operations, the Agency discovered 340 million tablets of tramadol from 12 containers. The tablets which are in various dosages ranging from 120 to 250 milligrams are above the permissible…

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NDLEA to screen FRSC applicants of illicit drug

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has been given a role in the employement of new recruits into the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, enlistment, Dailymandate has authoritatively gathered in Abuja. To be enlisted into the Corps, every new recruit are to go compulsory  illicit drug test and screening as one of the conditions into the enlistment of the job. Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyeni, disclosed this in Abuja, on Monday while paying visit to the headquarters of the NDLEA, to solicit assistance for the Corps, in…

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MRA attacks NDLEA over FOI …accuses it of treating Act with disdain

Duru Osunkwo Media Rights Agenda (MRA), had last week, inducteed the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”, accusing the institution of treating the FOI Act with disdain. MRA’s Programme Director, Mr. Ayode Longe, announced the choice of NDLEA as this week’s inductee in a statement issued in Lagos, saying “the disdain with which the agency has treated the FOI Act over the last seven years, as evidenced by its almost total disregard for all its duties and obligations under the Act,…

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NDLEA nabs 4,736 suspects, intercepts 80.73 tons of drugs in eight months

  BY DURU OSUNKWO National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested 4, 736 persons for suspected involvement in drug trafficking between January and August 2018. This is made up of 4, 395 male and 341 female. A total of 80.73 metric tons of the illicit substances were seized from the suspects. Cannabis sativa, also known as wee-wee, the only drug crop cultivated in Nigeria accounted for 59.2 tons of the total drug seizures while Methamphetamine which is fast gaining currency in local production, accounted for 119.37 kilograms. Tramadol and…

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NDLEA EXPOSES INTRIGUES BY DRUG SYNDICATES

NDLEA arraigns drug baron for illegal possession of tons of hard drugs

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has exposed what it described as the nefarious activities of a group of individuals fronting for some drug syndicates who are sponsoring unfounded allegations of wrong doings to blackmail the leadership of the Agency.    In a statement by Jonah Achema, Assistant Commander of Narcotics and Head of Public Affairs of the Agency, “these individuals go by the name ‘Concerned NDLEA Officers’ using one pseudo name Musa Ahmed Yusuf to circulate petitions against the Chairman/Chief Executive and Directors of the Agency.” According to him…

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“Concerned NDLEA Officers” and their worn-out allegations

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has drawn the attention of the Media to the nefarious activities of a group of individuals fronting for some drug syndicates who are sponsoring unfounded allegations of wrong doings to blackmail the leadership of the Agency. These individuals go by the name “Concerned NDLEA Officers”, using one pseudo name Musa Ahmed Yusuf to circulate petitions against the Chairman/Chief Executive and Directors of the Agency. This is a panic device by the men of the underworld who are troubled by the unprecedented counter-narcotic strategies being…

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NDLEA nabs six Nigerians, South African for drug trafficking

By Okechukwu Okwara, Lagos National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested seven alleged  drug traffickers at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in their bid to make-it-quick, apparently for the Yuletide celebrations. The Agency’s MMI Airport Command stated that it intercepted seven of these desperadoes, one of them, a South African citizen while the rest six are Nigerians all within the days preceding Christmas, as they attempted to smuggle varying prohibited drugs. The arrested suspected drug traffickers are: Toriola Latifu Ayodele, Aniemeka Victor, Mpecheni Abel Kabelo, a South African citizen,…

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