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The National Drug Law enforcement Agency recorded 34,499 drug-related arrests in four years

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, between 2012 and 2015, arrested 34,499 persons in connection with drug related offences across the 36 states of the federation, in particular in the north-west geo-political zone; On the opposite the north-east geopolitical zone with years of terrorist attacks and insurgency is the least with cases of drug-related offences. The most part of arrested people were men, while women involved were just a little over 2,000. After the interception of two drug traffickers  at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, (who 2.150kg of heroin from Tanzania and 386 grammes of cocaine to Cambodia) the Chairman of the NDLEA, Muhammad Abdallah, assured also a strict narcotic screening at the airport, to fight the  trafficking of drug cartels.


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