Missing drug containers: NDLEA responds to Saraki’s query

chief executive of NDLEA, Muhammad Abdallah

The Chairman of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Muhammed Abdallah, has responded to the allegations of missing containers impounded by the agency raised by some stakeholders during the Senate’s roundtable on substance abuse in Kano City last December.

The response was the result of a directive by the Senate President Bukola Saraki that a formal report on the incident as raised by some stakeholders, be submitted for Senate’s consideration.

A lecturer at Bayero University, Kano, Bala Muhammad, had at the roundtable, alleged that containers of tramadol and other restricted drugs, impounded in January July 2016 and November 2017, could neither be accounted for by the NDLEA, while suspects arrested in connection with the illegal importation were allegedly set free.

Consequently, the Senate President directed the chairman of the NDLEA to submit a comprehensive report on the incidents to the Senate within two weeks.

Saraki had said, “This should not be swept under the carpet. Certainly someone or some people must face the wrath of the law. We must not continue this way. We will ensure that those involved and their collaborators are punished according to our laws.” 

Details of the NDLEA Chairman’s response were not available at press time. 

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