The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP), their Pakistani equivalents, have discussed how to work together to stop the flow of illegal drugs between Nigeria and Pakistan.
Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, authorized a delegation consisting of the Director of Prosecution and Legal Services, Joseph Sunday Nbona; the Director of Operations and General Investigation, Gadzama Samuel Bashir; the Head of Data/Digital Intelligence, Abdulrahman Adebowale; and the Directorate of Seaport Operations, Aminu Danjuma Jega, who was joined by the Deputy
Femi Babafemi, the agency’s spokesman, stated in Abuja on Saturday that the International Narcotics Control Board oversaw the strategic case discussion, which brought the two nations together to discuss their obligations (INCB).
He claims that the meeting’s main goal was to enhance communication and the exchange of real-time intelligence between NDLEA and the Pakistani anti-narcotics agencies utilizing the INCB communication platform, Ion Incident Communication System (IONICS).
He said, “At the end of the talks, the two delegations adopted important resolutions on how to improve their cooperation and tackle the menace of illicit drug trafficking between both countries especially pharmaceutical opioids like Tramadol.
“The Pakistani delegation was composed of Directors in the Division of Controlled Drugs (DRAP), Mr Ahmad Din and Mr Arif Muhammad; Director (Anti-Narcotics Force), Regional Directorate, North, ANF, Mr Ammar Ali; and Section Officer, Controlled Substances Section, Ministry of Narcotics Control, Mr Syed Saadat Ali Bokhari.
“They expressed commitment to improving operational communication with the NDLEA through existing networks between both countries and by using more frequently the possibilities offered by IONICS, the INCB’s tool of real-time communication.”