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NDLEA burns 560,068kg cocaine, cannabis, threaten barons

NDLEA burns 560,068kg cocaine, cannabis, threaten barons

4th August 2022 Scene of exercise 4th August 2022 The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Thursday, burnt over 560,068 kilograms of assorted illicit drugs seized by operatives at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Command, the Lagos State Command, and the Seme Special Area Command from persons convicted and sentenced by the Federal High Court as well as abandoned seizures.According to the NDLEA Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, this was the largest collection of illicit drugs to be destroyed in the 32-year history of the anti-narcotics agency.Leading other top officials of the NDLEA, other security agencies, and members of the public in the burning of heaps of the illicit drugs, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the agency, Brig.74kg Mkpurummiri Speaking at the ceremony, Marwa said, “It is gratifying to know that our drug law enforcement efforts are not in vain.

Marwa said, “I stand here today before you to give the assurance that NDLEA will continue to explore various ways, legal and within the ambit of orthodox drug law enforcement, to address the drug problem in the country.) said the exercise was a strong message to drug barons and cartels.

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