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Mexicans-Owned Meth Drug Production Laboratory Found In Asaba Delta State Nigeria, 8 Arrested

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March 14, 2016 – Mexicans-Owned Methamphetamine Drug Production Laboratory Found In Asaba Delta State Nigeria, 4 Nigerians & Mexicans Arrested

The NDLEA has discovered a methamphetamine laboratory run by Mexicans and dislodged a major drug trafficking organisation in the country. Officials of the Special Enforcement Team NDLEA discovered the illicit methamphetamine production laboratory in Asaba, Delta State.

According to the Head, Public Affairs, NDLEA, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, the “super” methamphetamine laboratory, which is similar to the ones found in Mexico, is the first to be discovered in Nigeria.

Ofoyeju quoted the the Chairman/Chief Executive, NDLEA, Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, as saying the laboratory has a capacity of producing between 3,000kg to 4,000kg of methamphetamine per production cycle.

He said, “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.”

Those arrested include four Nigerians suspected to be joint owners of the laboratory and four Mexicans who are methamphetamine production experts allegedly hired as technical partners into the country.

The suspects are 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.

Abdallah described the operation as a technical undercover assignment leading to the dismantling of a drug trafficking organisation.

The laboratory was raided while the second production cycle was ongoing.

Items recovered at the laboratory included 1.5kg of finished methamphetamine and 750 liters of liquid methamphetamine. Other items found in the laboratory included industrial pressure pots, gas cylinders, gas burners, facial masks and numerous chemicals.

Also recovered in the operation were a Toyota Tundra, a Mercedes Benz Jeep ML and a Toyota Corolla car.

The anti-narcotics agency warned that unless drastic measures were taken against the trend, the rise of “super” laboratories would put Nigeria on the global spotlight in methamphetamine production.

“This is because the laboratory operates at an industrial scale with a high yield of 3,000kg to 4,000kgs of methamphetamine per production cycle.

“Nigeria methamphetamine is now competing with others in Asia and South Africa markets. The super laboratory does not need ephedrine because it uses the synthesis method.

“Drug cartels are now shifting from simple method of methamphetamine production to a more complex process.”

According to him, methamphetamine laboratories pose a serious threat to humanity because of the toxic nature of chemicals used.

[Punch NG]



  1. Big Daddy

    March 14, 2016 at 4:28 AM

    drug lab in asaba delta state, they should check other south eastern states for more drug cartel

  2. Bench

    March 14, 2016 at 7:05 AM

    It not good to arresting pipul wey was no tiff anything. They was dey bizy de do their bizness. They say dey are smoke wetin they no sopos smoke. Is a thing of whether you sabi to use am. Me I sabi to use am. But I no de use am everyday. I am only use am only one time alone and 45 years go pass away bifor I am use am again. So I sabi to use am. Na only igbo I de use everyday. I no fit leave igbo o. It make my brain do tititititi. My mouth do waaaaaaa. I go just relas de look things.

  3. my lady

    March 14, 2016 at 7:06 AM


  4. my lady

    March 14, 2016 at 7:10 AM

    hmmmm! and they will kill Nigerians for less offensive drug offense in their country.

  5. my lady

    March 14, 2016 at 7:12 AM

    Bench so this is where u get your inspiration from? no wonder u talk off point

  6. sola olaniyi

    March 14, 2016 at 7:29 AM

    and they will sell these drugs to Nigerians..

  7. Olanrewaju

    March 14, 2016 at 1:01 PM

    So wonder we have so much fake drugs in the country.

  8. Olanrewaju

    March 14, 2016 at 1:02 PM

    No wonder we have so much fake drugs in the country

  9. John Emeka

    March 14, 2016 at 1:43 PM

    Don’t be surprise lot’s of it still hangs within & other part of d state

  10. Jojo

    March 14, 2016 at 1:43 PM

    Please they should kill all of them because in their country no Nigerian will try this kind of rubbish and go free.

  11. chyna

    March 14, 2016 at 2:00 PM

    bench am sure u were on it wile commenting

  12. Amazon

    March 14, 2016 at 6:09 PM

    God have mercy on your children let us not fall victims of these inhuman act

  13. james daniel

    March 14, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    Bench or na table. Abeg if ur eyes clear frm waitn u don take, try read waitn u write. U go knw say igbo as u call m no gud 4u or ani body at all. Also try count dey numba of young mad boys we av 2day. All dey bast Bench

  14. Jilo

    March 15, 2016 at 1:33 AM

    The Meth lab must be closed immediately because this drug destroys and kills faster than Cocaine or other hard drugs. What’s wrong with our youths nowadays? they just want to make money at all cost by not considering the aftermath effect. How could you smuggle Mexicans into this Country just to come and damage the future of our youths? why can’t you take this business to South East Asia? why Nigeria?. Mexico is now a dangerous Country and the crime rate has surged because of the drug overdose which has destroyed the lives of half their population mainly youths. Drastic steps need to be taken to stop this lab before it can cause irreparable damages in our youths live. We already saddle with enough problems we don’t want an additional problems

  15. Precious

    March 15, 2016 at 9:30 AM

    Fruadstars producing fake drugs

  16. Maryf

    March 15, 2016 at 11:50 AM

    Get them jailed!

  17. Honesty

    March 17, 2016 at 9:57 AM

    @Bench I always like reading ur comments, seriously speaking I admire ur style. Moreover I’m sure dat u want 2 be identified thus & u know what u are doing, anyways keep it up.

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