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NDLEA files trafficking charge against minor

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have filed two counts of alleged drug trafficking charge against a 17-year-old before a Federal High Court Lagos.

The NDLEA in a charge sheet signed by NDLEA prosecutor Mr L.N Nor, alleged that the minor committed the offence on Oct. 3, at Ikorodu a Lagos suburb.

He alleged that the minor conspired and trafficked 3kg of Cannabis without lawful authority,

According to prosecution, cannabis is a narcotic that is similar to cocaine, heroin and other psychotropic substances, all listed in the NDLEA schedule as prohibited.

The offence, the NDLEA, said contravened the provisions of Section 11 (c) and 14(b) of the NDLEA Act, Cap N30 Laws of the Federation, 2004.

The Act specifies a penalty of life imprisonment if convicted of the offence.

No date has been fixed for arraignment of the minor.

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Sandra Umeh

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