Germany to establish €2m dog training facility for NDLEA, says Marwa

Buba Marwa, chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), says the German government plans to set up a “world-class training facility for drug detection dogs” for the agency.

When Jan Ritterhoff, liaison officer at the German embassy in Nigeria, paid him a visit on Friday, the NDLEA chairman said that the “2 million euros” training facility would further boost NDLEA’s activities.

According to a statement by Femi Babafemi, NDLEA spokeswoman, Marwa said drug trafficking is a complex and dynamic crime that requires the agency to stay one step ahead of drug cartels.

He called on the federal government to consider donating more dogs to the agency in order to be able to cover more areas of responsibility.

“Gene. Marwa said that through the support of the Germans, a total of over 26 larger arrests and seizures of narcotics including cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, ephedrine and cannabis with a total weight of over 17,932 tons were carried out with the help of the narcotic, “the statement said.

In his response, Ritterhoff praised Marwa for the agency’s transformation and thanked the NDLEA boss for the quick approval of the project start.

He assured that the project will be completed in stages over the next three to four years.

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