ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have uncovered a secret laboratory producing a deadly substance, Methamphetamine, in Ikeja, Lagos.
This is contained in a statement by Femi Babafemi, the spokesperson of the NDLEA, on Sunday in Abuja.
Mr. Babafemi said packaged sachets of the drug and various precursor chemicals used in the production were recovered.
He said the clandestine laboratory located at No. 4, Bode Oluwo Street, Mende, Maryland in Ikeja, was raided by anti-narcotics officers on 6 June.
Mr. Babafemi said this was after credible intelligence and surveillance confirmed illegal drug production in the building.
“At the end of the search, one kilogramme of already produced and packaged methamphetamine, quantities of precursor chemicals were recovered.
“Other items used for the production of the deadly drug were recovered from the house while efforts are on to apprehend the fleeing owner of the house,” he said.
Mr. Babafemi also said officers of the agency, on 5 June, arrested two suspects, Wasiu Saliu and Afolabi Banjo, with 247 kilogrammes of skunk in the Oyingbo area of Lagos.
He said another suspect, Tijani Damilola, was nabbed at Isheri with 12.5 litres of skuchies and 98kg of cannabis sativa belonging to a fleeing suspect.
The director added that 12.5kg of the same substance was recovered from Adebowale Babatunde after his arrest at Mushin on 8 June.