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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. (NAN)

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