Among the drugs seized with the assistance of the trained dogs include heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.
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.
“The contribution of the German government has made a tremendous impact on the operations of the agency at the airport, seaport and land borders. This additional support will ensure that more drug trafficking syndicates are dislodged,” Mr. Mabo told reporters.
He also recalled that under the German canine support project to Nigeria, three officers recently completed a 16-week basic course at the Police Dog School in Neustadt, Saxony, Germany.
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. SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>