November 5, 2013

NDLEA, Army raid Lagos again, recover 680.266kg of drugs

LAGOS — Operatives of the Lagos State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, and military officers have again conducted raid in search of drug barons and their drugs.

The joint operation led to the arrest of 15 suspected drug traffickers with 680.266kg of narcotic drugs mainly cannabis.

Among the recovered drugs were 316 grammes of methamphetamine and 200 grammes of heroin while others were cannabis.

The areas covered by the raid were Akala and Akerele Agege, Lagos. The NDLEA Lagos Commander, Mr. Aliyu Sule said the operation was in response to intelligence report received on the affected locations.

“We daily collect and process information on the activities of drug traffickers and conduct raid when it is expedient. The total weight of drugs seized is 680.266kg. Those apprehended are being investigated and very soon they will be charged to court,” Aliyu said.

The Army Commander in charge of 9 Brigade, Brigadier General Adeniyi Oyebade assured the NDLEA that he would always provide army officers whenever their support was required.

His words:  “The Nigeria Army will continue to lend its support to the anti-drug campaign. The level of success anytime we get on joint operations encourages us to deepen our relationship with the NDLEA,” Oyebade said.

NDLEA Chairman/Chief Executive, Ahmadu Giade thanked the Brigade Commander for his continuous support to the Agency.

“The support from the Nigeria Army is commendable. We shall continue to conduct similar raid operations on locations where drugs are sold and abused. This partnership with the Army shall be sustained and strengthened.