Nigerian Drug Cartels Finance Politicians’ Campaign, NDLEA Boss Marwa Says

The Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Buba Marwa, says the campaigns of some politicians are being financed by drug cartels.

Nigerian Drug Cartels Finance Politicians' Campaign, NDLEA Boss Marwa Says
Drug Cartels Finance Politicians’ Campaign, NDLEA Boss Marwa Says

Marwa who stated this in an interview with Channels TV recalled that operatives had in the past arrested political office holders in possession of illegal drugs.

“We have arrested politicians who either are holding political office or have retired. Recently one of them was jailed in Lagos. He was trying to smuggle 1kg, maybe to use it to run for office.

“As you know, the cartels also participate in political institutions, they actually fund candidates into the various levels so that the correct laws are enacted to favour their course,” Mr Marwa said.

The NDLEA chairman’s statement comes amid the commemoration of this year’s International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

Last year in May, NDLEA arrested former Vice Chairman of Lagos Island East Local Council Development Area (LCDA) Asekun Kehinde Sakiru for drug trafficking at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

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