Drug War: NDLEA intensifies sensitisation at motor parks, collaboration with NURTW

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has intensified sensitisation programmes at motor parks and strengthened collaboration with NURTW, particularly in information sharing.

Narcotics commander Kabir Tsakuwa of the NDLEA FCT command said this on Tuesday in Abuja.

Mr Tsakuwa said that the support of transport union members at one of the motor parks recently led to an interception of a large consignment of tramadol and other drugs.

He, however, said suspects in connection to the seized drugs were arrested, adding that they had already been charged in court.

According to him, NDLEA maintains sustainable raid operations at motor parks, roadsides, and all the identified black spots within FCT and its environments where drug activities are noticed.

“The internally displaced persons (IDPs) and suburbs particularly, are as well raided at all times to dislodge all criminals who may want to take advantage of the locations. The record of arrests and seizures this year so far is a clear indication of the work being done day and night within the FCT and its environs,” he said.

Mr Tsakuwa said the NDLEA had created operational outposts in some motor parks and other places like Apo, Wuse Zone 4, Area 1 Park, Torabora, Banex, Gwarimpa, Jabi, and Karu abattoir.

He said the places were some of the areas where drug activities were relatively high within the FCT.

“Effort is ongoing to create more outposts as directed by the NDLEA Chairman, retired Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa,” he said.

The NDLEA commander said that the command had created special squads that worked round the clock to deal with actionable intelligence in real time. He said this would be to curb illicit drug activities through the dislodgement of notorious drug joints and offenders.