(Last Updated On: July 27, 2017)
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have uncovered a clandestine methamphetamine-making laboratory at Akpakwume Nze in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The agency also arrested one Mr. Otito Ife and his wife who operated the lab and their agent, Mr. Peter Anigbo.
The State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Wednesday visited the state’s Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Independence Layout, Enugu to inspect the seized suspected 20kg of Methamphetamine discovered in the laboratory.
The NDLEA State Commander, Dr. Anthony Ohanyere while briefing the governor disclosed that the discovered Laboratory where the illicit drug was produced were operated by one Mr. Otito Ife, his wife and his agent, Mr. Peter Anigbo, adding that investigation is ongoing to fish out other suspects involved in the heinous act. Dr. Ohanyere told the governor that the suspects will be charged to Court for prosecution.
Gov. Ugwuanyi commended the Agency for its dogged efforts in the fight against hard and illicit drugs, especially the recent discovery and warned all those involved in the unlawful business to desist from it in the interest of the society and humanity at large.
The governor reassured the Agency of his administration’s support and cooperation at all times to fully actualize its set objectives.