NDLEA arrests two policemen with illegal live ammunition

NDLEA officials
NDLEA officials

NDLEA arrests two policemen with illegal live ammunition
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has arrested two personnel of Nigeria Police Force for their involvement in the shipment of One Thousand, Two Hundred and Fifty rounds of live ammunition.

The live ammunition was intercepted by NDLEA FCT Command during a motorized patrol at the Gwagwalada end of Abuja-Lokoja Expressway. The consignment was sent through a transport company from Lagos to be collected by the policemen.

The two policemen, Jacob Jalwap, an Assistant Superintendent of Police attached to Police Command Headquarters, Jos, Plateau State and Nandul Seizing, a Corporal attached to Angua Rogo, Jos, were arrested in Jos in a follow- up investigation of the live ammunition accompanied with a way bill containing the phone number and name of Nandul Seizing.

The duo were arrested when they both turned up to claim the consignment. Both suspects and exhibits have been transferred to the Police.

Meanwhile, the leading role of Nigeria through the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA in the fight against drug trafficking in Africa has received recognition from one of its international collaborators, the European Union, EU. The Agency has consequently been invited to share Nigeria’s experience at EU trans-regional operational meeting against Drugs and Organized Crimes along the Heroine routes. The meeting holds from November 26 – 28, 2018 in Mauritius.

According to the EU, “NDLEA is expected to provide insights into the current situation and trends in Nigeria, including discussing ongoing investigations of landmark cases”. The meeting which comes under the project EU-ACT: EU Action against Drugs and Organized Crime, is the new and innovative demand-driven project, designed to promote the comprehensive and balanced approach on drugs and to enhance synergies with the policy cycle for organized and serious international crime.

The EU expressed optimism that the operational meeting will contribute to stability and peace as well the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (rtd.), Chairman/Chief Executive, NDLEA who is leading a team of senior Agency officials to the operational meeting said Nigeria is doing so much in the area of drug control and organized crime, an experience which can be shared with other African countries. He equally applauded the collaborative efforts of the EU in the country.

Abdallah is optimistic that the operational meeting will provide more opportunities for African countries to collaborate against the criminal organizations in the continent and beyond.

Jonah Achema, ACN
Principal Staff Officer, Public Affairs

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