Nationwide Raid on Drug Joints: In preparation for the upcoming May 29 inauguration, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has initiated a nationwide operation known as ‘Operation Mop Up.’ This operation aims to target drug joints and eradicate the presence of illicit substances and their dealers. The NDLEA intends to eliminate the enablers of crime and violence, ensuring a peaceful transition for new administrations at national and sub-national levels across the country.
Extensive Arrests and Seizures: Since the commencement of ‘Operation Mop Up,’ law enforcement efforts have resulted in the arrest of 534 suspects within the first few days. This operation has also yielded substantial seizures of illicit drugs, including cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, tramadol, codeine-based syrup, cannabis sativa, and other new psychoactive substances. The recoveries have taken place across various states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Notably, Lagos, Kano, Abuja, Kaduna, Rivers, Bayelsa, Adamawa, Osun, Benue, and Plateau have witnessed high arrests and seizures.
NDLEA Chairman Commends Officers and Urges Continued Action: Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the NDLEA, expressed his commendation for the officers and personnel involved in ‘Operation Mop Up.’ He praised their professionalism and adherence to the agency’s standard operating procedures. Emphasizing the significance of their efforts, Marwa highlighted that dismantling drug joints and eliminating illicit substances would contribute to removing crime and violence enablers during the May 29 inauguration ceremonies. He urged the NDLEA to continue their offensive action against drug cartels and traffickers until all illicit drugs are eradicated from streets and communities across the nation.