The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, says it will make use of the Nigeria Immigration Service database, to track drug barons and traffickers anywhere in the world.
In a statement signed by the Director Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, the Chairman of the agency, Brigadier. General Buba Marwa, (Rtd) disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters, in Abuja.
After a tour of the Service database facility, Gen. Marwa commended the Management for deploying modern technology and the state-of-the-art equipment, to keep huge data for the use of the nation’s intelligence and law enforcement community.
“No doubt, the Nigeria Immigration Service database will be of immense use to us in NDLEA in our efforts to track drug barons and traffickers, wherever they may be hiding across the world and we’ll take advantage of the new technology deployed by the NIS now that the NDLEA is on top of its game.”
He also commended the Immigration Comptroller General for introducing drug integrity test to the Service, adding that the Agency will continue to push for other government agencies and political office seekers among others to adopt the same.
In his response, the Immigration boss said that Marwa is the right Nigerian to handle the kind of task NDLEA is saddled with given his past records, experience and competence.
“We have no doubt that you will excel like you have done in previous national assignments and we are ready to work with you.
On the drug integrity test, we will like the NDLEA to be positioned to also conduct drug test for the military and other law enforcement agencies”,
Babandede also noted that it is not enough to send those caught with drugs to jail, membership of any drug cartel must equally be regarded and treated with similar measure.