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Nigeria and India have agreed to jointly tackle drug trafficking in both countries.


The two countries would share intelligence on the activities of drug trafficking syndicates operating drug routes between Nigeria and India.

This agreement was disclosed in a statement signed by the Media and Advocacy director of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Femi Babafemi, on Tuesday.

According to Babafemi, this agreement was reached after a two-day bilateral meeting attended by representatives of both parties, that was held in New Delhi, India.

The agreement states that India is expected to train the officers of the NDLEA to strengthen their capacity to fight drug trafficking.


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“The meeting also recommended the exchange of best practices in drug demand reduction and sharing of real time information on the involvement of nationals of both countries in drug trafficking as well as conducting joint operations, while agreeing to hold another bilateral meeting in Nigeria in 2023. Another key objective of the India meeting was the collaboration between NDLEA and NCB on how to control the importation of tramadol above 100mg as well as certain categories of precursors into Nigeria,” the statement read.

In his presentation at the meeting, the NDLEA boss, Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa, noted the increased national efforts to adopting a balanced approach to addressing both drug supply and demand reduction.


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