NDLEA, NCA-UK Recommit To Taking Battles To Drug Cartels
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the National Crime Agency of the United Kingdom (NCA-UK) have recommitted to taking battles to the doorsteps of drug cartels as part of efforts to stamp out organized crimes in Nigeria and the UK.
The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) and Regional Manager, West Africa, NCA, David Cater, signed a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two agencies at the NDLEA headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday.
According to the NDLEA boss, organised crime is a dynamic and complex phenomenon that does not recognise borders thereby posing a grave threat to lives and properties in both countries, so the partnership will propel High Intelligence Driven Operational Tentacles to fish out the most complex organised criminal networks.
“It is therefore imperative to aggressively seek proactive ways of managing intelligence and enhancing capabilities for disrupting transnational organised crime syndicates, thereby justifying the need to sustain the renewal of this memorandum of understanding which is another significant milestone in our collaborative efforts to combat organised criminal groups,” he said.
He also expressed great expectations in the NCA’s upcoming project with the Agency’s rebranded Criminal Intelligence Task Force (CITF).
“I look forward, with great optimism, to the requisite specialist capabilities this project will provide to the CITF officials to target and disrupt drug trafficking cartels in our country, the West Africa sub-region and beyond.
“Our overwhelming gratitude goes to the Government of the United Kingdom for its continued technical support to the Agency. Also worthy of appreciation is the commendable efforts of the dedicated UK NCA personnel which no doubt, has inspired the Agency’s CITF officials with deepened enthusiasm to tackle Serious Organized Crimes frontally.”
In a brief remark, David Cater said renewing the MoU comes with great satisfaction and is significant to the good work of both organizations.
He said the renewed MoU will “enable us to take the battle to the enemies, that is, the cartels.”
He expressed appreciation to the leadership of NDLEA for the support and confidence reposed in the partnership.
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