Meth Lab uncovered in Lagos community
*As NDLEA Intercepts UK-bound skunk concealed in native black soap.
A secret laboratory producing deadly illicit substance, Methamphetamine, has been found by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), at No. 4 Bode Oluwo Street, a residential community in Ikeja, Lagos state.
The substance packaged in sachets alongside ovarious precursor chemicals used in the production were also recovered and efforts are being made to apprehend the fleeing owner of the house.
According to a statement from the anti-narcotics agency, the clandestine laboratory located at Mende, Maryland Ikeja was stormed by anti-narcotics officers following credible intelligence and surveillance.
Two suspects, Wasiu Saliu and Afolabi Banjo were also arrested with 247 kilograms of skunk at Oyingbo area of Lagos while another suspec, Tijani Damilola was nabbed at Isheri with 12.5 litres of skuchies and 98kg of cannabis sativa belonging to a fleeing.
Another 12.5kg of the same substance was seized from Adebowale Babatunde after his arrest at Mushin.
Meanwhile, a consignment of 3.20kg skunk concealed in native black soap heading to the United Kingdom has been intercepted by NDLEA operatives at the NAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport. Afreight agent, Olowokudejo Oladele Tonyi, involved in the attempt to export the illicit drug arrested.
Similarly, 3,000 pills of 225mg Tramadol concealed inside women hair attachments to Monrovia, Liberia, by a cargo agent, Akinwale Taiwo Bolutife, through the Murtal Muhammed International Airport was thwarted by the NDLEA operatives during the outward clearance of passengers at departure gate of terminal 2 of the airport.
Other similar arrests and recovery were carried also successful In Benue, Edo, Imo, Kebbi and Osun states.
Chairman and Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd) charged personnel across the country to remain vigilant and keep their focus on the corporate goal of the Agency.
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