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British Officers Set To Train NDLEA Marine Officers

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The United Kingdom Home Office International Operations has trained no fewer than 35 officers of the Marine Command and Seaports Operations of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in recent weeks.

Five among the 35 trainees are currently undergoing a two-week Maritime Patrol and Tactical Coxswain training by the UK’s Central Maritime Training Unit based in Southampton.

The NDLEA Director, Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, made the revelation on Saturday in a statement obtained by our correspondent.

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He said the training, according to the HOIO, is to enhance the border control capabilities of the NDLEA by providing specialised training, mentoring and advanced drug detection equipment.

Babafemi said, “Key areas covered so far include boat handling, weapons handling, riverine operations, boarding and vessel search, among many others.

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“Some of the training exercise was facilitated by the British military, the Nigerian Navy and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime under the Global Maritime Crime Programme.”

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