Nigeria, India partner on anti-drug trafficking, Tramadol importation

Nigeria and India have agreed to share intelligence on drug trafficking syndicates operating along specific routes in the two countries.

This was contained in a statement issued by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Tuesday.

According to the agency, both countries inked the agreement at the two-day bilateral meeting, held in New Delhi, India. The NDLEA Chairman, Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.) and Satyah Pradhan of the India’s Narcotics Control Bureau signed the agreement on behalf of their home governments.

Other highlights of the meeting are training of NDLEA officials, exchange of best practices code on reducing drug trafficking, exchange of real-time information on drug traffickers operating in the two countries, and controlling the importation of Tramadol above 100mg.

Nigeria is reported to have intimated others of its National Drug Control Master Plan and how it has aided inter-government collaboration.

Marwa expressed the hope that a Memoradum of Association that would define the synergy between both countries on drug fighting would soon be finalised.

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