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12 Apr 2021
The coronavirus pandemic could fuel organised crime for years to come in Europe, a continent already at "breaking point" from an unprecedented flood of cocaine, the EU's policing agency warned Monday.
23 Mar 2021
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted unaccompanied parcels of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and cannabis sativa being shipped to the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Australia, Maldives and New Zealand.
1 Mar 2021
A Trans-border drug trafficker, 36-year-old Nkem Timothy, alias Auwalu Audu, has been arrested in Sokoto State by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)
24 Feb 2021
Germany and Belgium have seized 23 tonnes of cocaine in a record haul of the drug in Europe, German customs said Wednesday.
1 Jul 2020
Today, the voices of hunger, the voices of insecurity and the voices of COVID-19 have been almost drowned with the voices of rape. At least within the life period of this administration...
27 Aug 2019
In Nigeria, the cosmetic approach of always treating the symptoms rather than the disease has created more problems than solutions in the fight against drug abuse and addiction.
22 Aug 2019
A Kenyan man was stopped at Bangkok's airport for allegedly trying to smuggle more than 60 packets of cocaine in his stomach, Thai authorities announced Wednesday. Authorities said Glenn Chibasellow Ooko, 43, had flown on Monday from Ethiopia to the Thai capital's Suvarnabhumi airport, where he was detained. An x-ray showed dozens of oblong items…
8 Jun 2019
One of the leading contenders to replace Theresa May as Britain's next prime minister has admitted to using cocaine two decades ago. Environment Secretary Michael Gove, who is among the frontrunners to succeed May after she resigned as Conservative Party leader on Friday, said he regretted it. "About 20 years ago before I was married,…
17 Apr 2019
A Nigerian girl simply identified as Lizzy has been discovered in the Ikeja area of Lagos State and tells a sad story of drug addiction and prostitution. Lizzy is a 26-year-old who allegedly attained her primary and secondary education at Caleb and Vivian Fowler respectively but fell into the never-ending rabbit hole of drug addiction.…
12 Feb 2019
Mexican mobster Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was found guilty Tuesday by a New York jury of crimes spanning a quarter of a century as head of one of the world's most powerful drugs gangs. The 61-year-old former head of the Sinaloa cartel -- famed for his brazen escapes from Mexican prisons -- faces a possible…
16 Jan 2019
At her retirement ceremony as Lagos State Head of Service, Mrs. Folashade Adesoye raised an alarm over the number of civil servants with mental health challenges in the service. Putting the figure at 100, 000, she called for an urgent action to deal with the menace. Her alarm must have been caused by reports of…
10 Jan 2019
The recent household drug use survey revealed that prescription drug abuse is a fast-emerging public health problem that has led to increasing poly-drug use amongst drug dependent persons. It is undermining all efforts to deepen socio-economic development and is associated with crime and lawlessness. Indeed, every year millions of young Nigerians ages between 10-25, are…

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