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Narcotic detection: Germany to establish €2m dog training facility for NDLEA

Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Buba Marwa has stated that the German government plans to establish a “world-class narcotic detection dog training facility” for the agency.

This was made known on Friday by the liaison officer at the German embassy in Nigeria, Jan Ritterhoff when he paid a courtesy visit to the NDLEA chairman.

Ritterhoff said the “€2 million” training facility will further boost NDLEA’s operations.

Marwa said drug trafficking is a complex and dynamic crime that demands that the agency must always be a step ahead of drug cartels.

He asked the German government to consider donating more dogs to the agency to be able to cover more areas of responsibility.

“Gen. Marwa said through the support of the Germans, a total of over 26 major arrests and seizures of narcotic drugs including Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Ephedrine and Cannabis with a combined weight of over 17.932 metric tons, were made by with the assistance of the narcotic detection dogs,” the statement reads.

In his response, Ritterhoff commended Marwa for transforming the agency, and expressed appreciation to the NDLEA boss for granting speedy approval for the project to commence.

He gave the assurance that the project will be completed in phases within the next three to four years.

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