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NDLEA intercepted 876.453kg illicit drugs in 2023 – Commander

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Tincan Special Area Command, says its operatives intercepted 876.453 kilograms of various illicit drugs and controlled substances in 2023.

The Tincan Commander, Mohammed Abubakar, disclosed this in a statement in Lagos on Thursday.

He listed the intercepted drugs as cocaine worth 24kg; Cannabis – 852.45KG; and Tramadol – 0.003KG, all totalling 876.453KG.

According to Abubakar, a total of 15 individuals were arrested and prosecuted during the period, out of which 10 were convicted.

He noted that the feat was achieved through relentless efforts and meticulous investigation, which led to the dismantling of several drug trafficking networks and the subsequent prosecution of individuals involved.

“The Tincan Special Area Command has been at the forefront of strategic operations in the area, targeting illicit drug smuggling activities and apprehending those responsible.

“In recent months, the efforts have culminated in multiple successful seizures and arrests, emphasising the agency’s commitment to eradicating drug-related crimes within our society,” he added.

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