Nigeria: NDLEA declares over $1b drugs haul

Nigeria’s National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has declared seizing narcotic drugs valued at more than $1 billion over a seven-year period.
A statement issued by the agency’s spokesperson, Mr. Mitchel Ofoyeju in Lagos on Sunday, the drugs weighed fifty-five million, eight hundred and thirty thousand, eight hundred and thirty-seven kilogrammes.

Also 72,253 suspected drug traffickers were arrested between 2006 and 2014.

”This arrest was made under the leadership of the NDLEA Chairman, Ahmadu Giade and this impressive scorecard has continued to attract accolades from stakeholders including UNODCâ€� the statement said.

According to the anti-drug agency suspected traffickers number 67,773 males and 4,480 females.

The breakdown of the drugs suggests 55,657,727.32kg of cannabis, 17,748.382kg of cocaine.

”Others are 874.304kg of heroin and 153,831.6kg of psychotropic substancesâ€� the statement revealed.

The NDLEA said it has prosecuted 14,801 drug traffickers within the period and won 14,668 of the cases....

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