“Two tonnes of cocaine, that’s a haul,” Buhari praises NDLEA
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the recent successful operation of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), leading to the smashing of an international drug syndicate and the seizing of 1,855kg of cocaine.
“Buba Marwa is doing well. Two tonnes of cocaine, that’s a haul,” said Mr Buhari.
The president’s media aide Femi Adesina disclosed this in a statement on Monday that Mr Buhari, in a telephone call from New York to the chairman of the NDLEA, Buba Marwa.
The president is currently in New York, United States, attending the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 77).
Mr Buhari said the news of the narcotics seizure gladdened his heart.
“I deeply appreciate the work that you have put into the eradication of the drug menace. It gladdens my heart as I continue to follow the successes achieved under your leadership,” the president told the NDLEA boss.
He added, “You have demonstrated over and again that choosing you to lead this fight against wicked merchants of death whose sole aim is to endanger and truncate the future of our youth is a very good choice. Please keep up the good work.”
The NDLEA had announced the “highest cocaine seizure” worth over $278 million and the arrest of drug barons, including a foreigner, in a major operation lasting two days across Lagos.
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