National Drug Law Enforcement, NDLEA has disclosed that between 2010 and 2014 it arrested 41,148 drug suspects comprising 38,534 males and 2,614 females with 1,113,769.569kg of drugs and convicted 2,054 suspects.
The drugs include cannabis 959528.83kg, cocaine 1765.374kg, heroin 533.841kg and psychotropic substances 151941.524kg.
The agency also won 8,637 cases in the past five years. The breakdown of the drugs and seizures showed that, 2010 was 178,120.73kg of drugs with arrest of 6,296 males and 492 females. In 2011 was 195,283.9kg of drugs with 8,072 males and 567 females. In 2012 was 233,699.64kg of drugs with 7,510 males and 524 females.
In 2013 was 339,968.11kg with 8,324 males and 519 females. In 2014 was 166,697.18kg of drugs with 8,332 males and 494 females. Breakdown of convictions is as follows; 2010, 1,509 cases won. 2011, 1,491 cases won. In 2012 was, 1,718kg, in 2013 was 1,865kg while 2014 was 2,054.
The NDLEA marking the 2015 world drug day in a grand style through the United Nations General Assembly based on resolution 42/112 of December 7, 1987unanimously adopted June 26 as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
NDLEA Chairman/Chief Executive Ahmadu Giade, who flagged off the commemoration with the public destruction of forfeited drug exhibits in Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja said that Nigeria has recorded significant achievements worthy of celebration.
The theme for 2015 campaign is Let’s Develop, Our Lives, Our Communities, Our Identities without Drugs. In his address during the destruction of 13,500kg or 13.5 tons of drugs; the NDLEA boss said that the destruction exercise was timely.
He vowed to frustrate the efforts of drug cartels in the country. “Drug barons seek for fame but they shall be dressed in shame and reproach. They want to be influential but they shall be humiliated. We must condemn criminality and celebrate honesty. The Agency will continue to work towards a drug-free society. Security screening at all exit and entry points have been intensified. This will further make it difficult for drug traffickers to smuggle drugs in the country,” Giade stated.
He urged parents to I urge parents to be vigilant and monitor their children against drug trafficking and radicalisation.

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