$278m Cocaine Seizure: President Buhari Commends Marwa

Crime Watch

President Muhammadu Buhari commended the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Rtd) on the Agency’s recent seizure of 1,855 kilograms of cocaine estimated to be worth $278 million. The President commended Marwa via a phone call from New York where President Buhari is attending the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 77).

President Buhari told Marwa, “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.

“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 Agency announced “the highest cocaine seizure”, along with the arrest of drug barons including a foreigner in a major operation involving the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (US-DEA).

The drugs were discovered in a secluded estate in Ikorodu, Lagos State on Sunday where the arrested persons were trying to sell the seized drugs to Europe, Asia and other parts of the world.