Germany Donates Six Sniffer Dogs To NDLEA
The German government, on Tuesday, donated six sniffer dogs and a Mercedes bus to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) as a way to improve its capacity to combat drug trafficking.
Director of Operations and General Investigation, Olugbenga Mabo, disclosed this to pressmen in Lagos.
He mentioned that the sniffer dogs have assisted the agency in apprehending 20 drug traffickers and impounding a combined weight of 17,432kg of narcotic drugs between 2009 and 2017.
Mr. Mabo said the addition of six new dogs would further boost the agency’s capacity to detect drugs concealed by traffickers.
With Germany’s donation, the NDLEA now has 14 sniffer dogs at its disposal.
In her remarks, German Deputy Consul General Alexandra Herr said that Germany was assisting the NDLEA in order to ensure that the Nigerian officials have the equipment necessary to fight drug trafficking.
“It is important to have the right tools to work and I commend the cooperation between Germany and Nigeria in combating drug trafficking through the aid of sniffer dogs. I am eager to see positive results in the canine operations of the agency,” Ms. Herr said.