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NDLEA dismantles Lagos, Anambra drug labs, arrests barons

NDLEA dismantles Lagos, Anambra drug labs, arrests barons
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has dismantled two laboratories in Lagos and Anambra states where illicit drugs, including crystal methamphetamine, aka Mkpuru Mmiri, were produced for local distribution and export.

) 3rd August 2022 The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has dismantled two laboratories in Lagos and Anambra states where illicit drugs, including crystal methamphetamine, aka Mkpuru Mmiri, were produced for local distribution and export.The agency said following the outbreak of crystal methamphetamine abuse in the last quarter of 2021, predominantly in the South East, and the demand for help from many communities in the region, it deployed assets to find the primary source of manufacturing of the drug in the country.74 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and various precursor chemicals used for the production of the toxic drug.“I am pleased to inform the public today that, after months of painstaking intelligence gathering, diligent tracking and coordinated offensive action, we recorded a breakthrough on Saturday, July 30, 2022, when officers and men of the agency successfully busted two methamphetamine manufacturing facilities, called meth laboratories.

The owners of these two illicit meth laboratories were successfully arrested alongside Sunday Ukah from Aba, Abia State, the cook or chemist that produced the drugs for them.3rd August 2022 NDLEA Chairman, Brig.

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