Nigeria, UK seek action against money laundering

Nigeria and the United Kingdom are strategising to tighten the noose on drug trafficking cartels through assets and financial investigation. This was disclosed at the weekend during a visit by the a Director  of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) of Britain, Mr. David Armond, and other senior security experts to the National Headquarters of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ikoyi, Lagos. The Director General of the NDLEA, Mr. Femi Ajayi, who received the SOCA delegation, expressed optimism that the visit will further deepen the working relationship between both countries. “Nigeria is committed to the fight against organised criminal syndicates. We are prepared to partner with the United Kingdom. It is imperative for us to collaborate in the war against illicit drugs and prevent international drug syndicates from having an advantage. This meeting will help in advancing our strategies in drug control.” Ajayi stated. In his response, SOCA Director International said that Britain is interested in partnering with Nigeria in tracing the illicit proceeds of drug traffickers particularly assets of Nigerians convicted in the United Kingdom for drug trafficking.

http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=80558:nigeria-uk-seek-action-against-money-laundering&catid=1:national&Itemid=559

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