NDLEA intensifies surveillance on Nigeria-South Africa route

NDLEA intensifies surveillance on Nigeria-South Africa route


Following recent cases of arrests of drug suspects, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has stepped up its surveillance on the Nigeria-South Africa route.

Chairman of the agency, Mr. Ahmadu Giade, said NDLEA had increased its risk profiling of the route, which he according to him involves tougher control measures for goods and passengers.

Two suspected traffickers, Obiabunmo Obaemeka, 47 and Christian Ikekpeazu, 46 were arrested in possession of a substance believed to be methamphetamine on their way to and from South Africa, respectively.

Obaemeka, The post understand, was contracted with the sum of $3,500 from unidentified sponsors to export some quantity of drugs hidden in a bag containing food items into South Africa, while the later confessed to have been paid $12,000 to smuggle about 3kg of the hard drug into Nigeria from South Africa.

Giade said that, drug traffickers usually take methamphetamine to South Africa but that the trend is fast changing in recent time, while also assuring that the agency will not relent in its bid to continuously respond to the ever-changing trend of drug trafficking in the country.