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NDLEA Complains Over The Difficulty In Dealing With Drug Tafficking Via The Internet

NDLEA Complains Over The Difficulty In Dealing With Drug Tafficking Via The Internet

 

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says that one of its biggest challenges is dealing with drug trafficking via the internet.

In a statement made in an interview with NAN Kabir Tsukuwa, NDLEA commander of narcotics in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) command, said drug peddlers who have drugs in their wallets usually get rid of them before being apprehended, which makes it harder to prosecute them.

NDLEA Complains Over The Difficulty In Dealing With Drug Tafficking Via The Internet

“As law enforcement officers who respect the rights of citizens, the position of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act is very clear on this,” he said

“One thing you need to know is that soon after we raid a place and leave, same peddlers are back again and these are same people you keep seeing.

“Additionally, our officers have come under attack by drug peddlers during raid operations, as the major drug dealers keep under-age to help them sell.

“The use of the internet to order or purchase illicit drugs, such as marijuana-based products like cookies, is also most challenging.

“But we have always stepped up our game in all of these. However, we are working closely with community leaders to address some of these challenges.”

“In 2023 alone, we arrested over 500 suspects with over 7,000kg of assorted drug seizure and conviction of over 200 offenders,” he said.

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