Nigeria (Blank NEWS Online) –
Operatives of Nigeria’s anti-drug agency the NDLEA have dismantled a drug trafficking organization’s laboratory in Asaba, Delta state capital and arrested eight persons, including four Nigerians and Mexicans with 1. 5 kilograms of methamphetamine with street value of $ 1million.
According to NDLEA sources, the giant methamphetamine laboratory is similar to the ones found in Mexico with capacity to produce between 3,000 to 4, 000 kilograms in per production circles in which one kilogram is valued at $600, 000 street price.
“If the suspects had completed the production circle at the illicit factory in Asaba, the drug would have had street value of $2 billion.”
NDLEA Chairman and Chief Executive, Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah who described the operation as technical undercover assignment by the special enforcement team of the agency, said the Nigerians arrested are believed to be joint owners of the laboratory and four Mexicans who are methamphetamine production experts hired as technical partners into the country.
“A significant feature of this laboratory is that the production process is more technical and sophisticated because it uses the synthesis method of methamphetamine production.
All the principal actors linked to this illicit act were apprehended in a simultaneous raid on members of the drug syndicate in Lagos, Obosi in Anambra state and at the laboratory in Asaba, Delta state” Abdallah stated.
The NDLEA boss gave the names of the suspects are Chief Chibi Aruh, William Ejike Agusi, Umolu Kosisochukwu and Umolu Ckukwemeka.
Others are Cervantos Madrid Jose Bruno, Rivas Ruiz Pastiano, Castillo Barraza Cristobal and Partida Gonzalez Pedro.
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