General Buba Marwa (retired) has said that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) will be tougher on drug traffickers and their cartels in 2023.

PAY ATTENTION: Watch the news that is selected exactly for you ➡️ find the “Recommended for you” lock on home page and enjoy!

Marwa, who is the president and chief executive of the NDLEA, said the drug lords will face hard times if they fail to get out of their illicit drug businesses.

Speaking while briefing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, January 18, the NDLEA chief said the agency has upped its game in ridding Nigeria of illicit substance abuse and drug trafficking.

Marwa also noted that last year he had appealed to drug lords and cartels to abandon those businesses, but they refused to heed the NDLEA’s warning.

Also stating that the agency already has 34 drug lords in its network who are facing the music in court, Marwa said the NDLEA has obtained orders for the temporary confiscation of its assets.

His words:

“With our top-tier prosecution, they can expect long prison terms and eventual confiscation of their wealth and assets. Those involved in the illicit drug trade should follow the lead of our actions. They can expect a difficult time again.” this year.

PAY ATTENTION: Share your outstanding story with our editors! Contact us via!

“The signs are clear: in the first two weeks of this year we have already brought down three major drug cartels, one of which has built extensive networks around the world, while at least six of its kingpins are in our custody. while I speak.”

‘We need more sniffer dogs, 1 costs $20,000,’ says head of top government agency to lawmakers, FG

Nigeria needs more sniffer dogs to fight the growing illicit drug trade, said the chairman of the Nigerian Drug and Law Enforcement Agency.

General Buba Marwa (ret.) told members of the House of Representatives that a sniffer dog costs between $15,000 and $20,000.

According to the NDLEA chief, the dogs provided to the agency by the German police are not enough to tackle drug-related crimes across the country.

NDLEA Declares Lagos Popular Socialite Afolabi Kazeem, Adekaz Wanted

The NDLEA had previously stated that popular Lagos socialite and owner of Adekaz Hotels, Ademola Afolabi Kazeem, popularly known as Adekaz Wanted.

The anti-drug agency alleged that Adekaz is a drug warlord who sponsored some traffickers who were recently arrested while trying to transport cocaine to Dubai.

The agency said it obtained a court order for some of his properties in Lagos and Ibadan, as well as blocking his bank account.