NATIONAL DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY

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NIGERIAN DRUG LAWS

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency is a Federal agency in Nigeria charged with eliminating the growing, processing, manufacturing, selling, exporting, and trafficking of hard drugs. The agency was established by Decree Number 48 of 1989. 


 

The notable legislation against illicit cultivation, trafficking and abuse of illicit drugs in Nigeria include:

  1. The Dangerous Drugs Ordinance of 1935 enacted by British Colonial administration.
  2. The Indian Hemp Decree No.19 of 1966 enacted by the Military administration of Major General Aguiyi Ironsi with life imprisonment for illicit trafficking.

  • The Indian Hemp(Amendment) Decree No.34 of 1975 enacted by the regime of Major General Murtala Mohammed that reduced the term of imprisonment from life to 6 months imprisonment

  1. The Indian Hemp(Amendment) Decree, and the Special Tribunal(Miscellaneous Offences) Decree No. 20 of 1984 enacted by the regime of Major General Mohammed Buhari to prescribe death penalty for illicit traffic in narcotics drugs.
  2. 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, enacted by the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida
  3. The Money |Laundering (Miscellaneous Offences) Decree No. 3, 1995 enacted by the regime of General Sani Abacha

  • The Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act of 2004 enacted by the civilian administration of General Olusegun Obasanjo (Rtd); and
  • The Money Laundering(prohibition) Act of 2011 enacted by the administration of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to repeal the Act of 2004

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