DRUG LAWS, PENALTIES AND THE NECESSITY OF LEGAL REPRESENTATION.
In Nigeria notable legislation has been enacted against illicit cultivation, trafficking and abuse of illicit drugs.
-The Dangerous Drugs Ordinance of 1935 enacted by British Colonial administration.
-The Indian Hemp Decree No.19 of 1966.
-The Indian Hemp(Amendment) Decree No.34 of 1975 that reduced the term of imprisonment from life to 6 months imprisonment
-The Indian Hemp(Amendment) Decree, and the Special Tribunal(Miscellaneous Offences) Decree No. 20 of 1984 to prescribe death penalty for illicit traffic in narcotics drugs.
-The Special Tribunal(Miscellaneous Offences) (Amendment) Decree of 1986 that replaced the death penalty with life imprisonment and and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Decree NO 48 of 1989 (as amended by Decree No.33 of 1990, Decree No 15 of 1992 and Decree No. 62 of 1999) all of which harmonized as Cap. N30 Laws of the Federation of -Nigeria(LFN) 2004 that established the NDLEA.
-The Money |Laundering (Miscellaneous Offences) Decree No. 3, 1995.
-The Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act of 2004.
-The Money Laundering(prohibition) Act of 2011 to repeal the Act of 2004