Friday, May 1, 2015

Despite Death Sentence, 19 Nigerians Attempt Shipping Drugs To Asia – NDLEA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said it saved 20 people from the death penalty in Asia by preventing them from smuggling drugs out of Nigeria.

In a statement Thursday, the agency said since January 2014, 19 Nigerians and a Ghanaian have been arrested in Nigerian airports attempting to smuggle 106,914 kilogrammes of narcotics.

“Sixteen of the suspects were apprehended at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos while four others including a Ghanaian were caught at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu,” said Ahmadu Giade, NDLEA’s Chairman.


“Their final destinations are Malaysia, China and Thailand where drug trafficking is punishable by death.” 

On Tuesday, four Nigerians were among eight people executed by Indonesian authorities over drug-related offences.

While commiserating with the deceased families, the NDLEA urged relevant authorities to intensify anti-drug abuse campaign efforts.

“I sincerely sympathise with the families of the executed drug convicts,” Mr. Giade said.

“This is a moment of sober reflection on the illicit activities of drug trafficking syndicates. This brings to the fore the bigger picture of those in foreign prisons, those arrested here and others preparing to smuggle drugs.

“It is a wake-up call for stakeholders to step up their counter-narcotics efforts. Apart from drug trafficking being a criminal act, narcotic smuggling poses a serious threat to public health and safety.”

‘Highest criminal convictions’

According to Mr. Giade, the NDLEA has one of the highest criminal convictions in the country, winning 2,054 cases against alleged drug offenders.
“As we work very hard to reduce cases of illicit drug trafficking, it is imperative for individuals and groups to take steps aimed at preventing their loved ones from getting involved in drug abuse and trafficking,” Mr. Giade said.

The breakdown of the drugs nabbed from the 20 suspected smugglers showed that 83.08kg was seized at the Lagos airport while 23.834kg was intercepted at the Enugu airport.

The seized drugs included 89.024kg of cannabis, 9.375kg of methamphetamine, 3.450kg of amphetamine, 2.89kg of heroin and 2.175kg of cocaine.

The only Ghanaian among the suspects, Musa Idrisa, also known as Charles Udenehi, was going to Bangkok, Thailand, with 450 grams of cocaine he had ingested.

Three females were also among those apprehended.

They include Chidinma Okafor, a professional dancer, caught with 3.450kg of amphetamine hidden in a pair of jeans trousers while attempting to board a flight to Malaysia; Eze Maureen caught with 6.200kg of cannabis on her way to China; and Alade Muyinotu found with 1.725kg of cocaine and 1.715kg of heroin on her way to China.


35 comments:

  1. Guys are nt smilling... They jst wnt to mk money by all means..
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  2. Guys are nt smilling... They jst wnt to mk money by all means..
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  3. Guys are nt smilling... They jst wnt to mk money by all means..
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  4. Guys are nt smilling... They jst wnt to mk money by all means..
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  5. Guys are nt smilling... They jst wnt to mk money by all means..
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  6. Guys are nt smilling... They jst wnt to mk money by all means..
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  7. Some people are goats in human flesh, They will never yield to warning

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    1. At least ignorance will not form an excuse!

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  8. Guys are nt smilling... They jst wnt to mk money by all means..
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  9. EDDY WIZ 19 March 2015 at 02:24
    MR EDDY said this heat wan kill person o

    Some people get excess mind sha..
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    ^™THAT EDO BOY.COM~

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  10. Our elders says the ear that fails to listen to advice will be cut off with the head

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  11. a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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    Omg are this people crazy or what... Pls they should allow them to travel and go kill themselfs....
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

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  12. Why are these people bent on disgracing the country?

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  13. i knew the 16 might be igbo people,

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  14. People no dey hear word..Always painting naija black coz of greed

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  15. It is either they are rich or they die trying. That is the spirit

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  16. He who has ear let, let him hear.

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  17. Enof bad tyns awaits dem.... Let's play bass lol

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  18. I don't know why some people are so stubborn, animals in human skin... All because of money... I know there are some that would still go with the drugs and after being caught over there will start blaming their govt. for killing them.

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  19. Allow them to go there and face squad...idiots that wil never learn

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  20. Instead of drug traffickers to reduce it is increasing on daily basis. Some people are just adamant

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  21. NDLEA should keep up the good work.

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  22. Dem no dey here news ni abi what kind of money could blind someone to death

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  23. IGBO KWE NU!

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  24. Life is a risk but this is a risk too much

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  25. What could motivate someone to do this when you know you will surely be caught over there.

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  26. There is no short cut to success

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  27. When they are caught abroad you pity them. They are just disgracing us and spoiling our image

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  28. May be a slow death would deter them. Stubborn people

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  29. There should be stricter punishment for these people eh.

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  30. They are on a suicide mission

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  31. well tymz r hard n ppl reli dnt care of any means of surviving, even wen a death sentence is at stake, it all goes down to a failed government in our society, ppl should reli start being creative positively

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  32. Get rich or die trying.......

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