In 2 weeks, Nigeria nabs 147 drug dealers, US$1.9m fake dollars

Naira - Dollar notes. Photo : National Daily

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ADV) – Nigerian National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has announced that it was pursuing a Nigerian man in connection with the manufacture of fake US$ 1.9 million after 147 others were nabbed for drug trafficking.

The Agency’s boss in Abuja Mrs. Chinyere Obijuru on Tuesday evening explained that the manufacturer of the fake greenbacks escaped while the money was confiscated and handed over to the Abuja Command of the Nigeria Police Force.

The clamp down operation dubbed “Operation Shara” was launched on 1 September 2018 in nine suburbs of Abuja to break the chain between drugs users and criminal activities, the anti-drug agency boss explained.

The operation led to the seizure of 496 kilograms of marijuana and 63 cartons of cough syrup with codeine which has been banned from production in the country.

Other substances seizured include Cocaine, Rhonhynol (Roche), Tramadol, Diazepam and Exol.

Mrs. Obijuru assured that the operation would be pursued until the drug cartel in the Abuja territory was finally curtailed.

She appealed to residents to dial 09029011535 to help them successfully fight against drug trafficking, abuse and crime in the Abuja territory.

Nigeria is Africa’s leading country with the highest number of drug traffickers nabbed across the globe in tandem with other Southern American nations.

© Bur-csa – N.A – A.H / From our regional correspondent Tamba Jean-Matthew III – African Daily Voice (ADV)