NDLEA Bursts ‘Mkpuru Mmiri’ Laboratory In Nise, Anambra State
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has busted and dismantled a major clandestine laboratory in Anambra state where dangerous illicit drug, crystal methamphetamine, called Mkpuru Mmiri in local parlance, were produced for distribution across Nigeria and export.
Chairman of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa disclosed this on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 when he addressed the media on the development.
He said following the outbreak of crystal methamphetamine abuse in the last quarter of 2021, predominantly in the South East and the cry for help from many communities in the region because of the devastating effects the distribution and abuse of the dangerous stimulant drug were having on their youths and others, the Agency deployed all available assets to find the primary source of manufacturing of the drug in Nigeria and arrest the barons behind it.
Marwa said efforts in the past seven months against the cartel behind the Methamphetamine scourge have led to the arrest of four kingpins and a cook.
“Now, we have added two barons and another cook. This no doubt is a loud statement to those involved in the criminal illicit drug trade that its time for them to quit or risk losing it all; that is losing their freedom, investment and assets acquired through proceeds from the illegal business,”
“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 in Lagos and Anambra.
“The one in Nise Community, Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State was owned by Paul Ozoemenam.