AWKA – The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Anambra State has raised concern over the increasing methamphetamine shipment in the state.
Methamphetamine is a powerful, highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system.
Mr Sule Momodus, State Commander of the agency, told newsmen in Awka on Monday that the national headquarters recently intercepted a parcel, which was traced to Awka, the state capital.
He said that the agency was working seriously with other security agencies to get those involved in the business.
Momodu said that Gov.Willie Obiano recently approved N500, 000 to anyone who would provide information on the clandestine activities of laboratories where illegal methamphetamine was being produced.
He said that the governor had also approved N15m for the agency to use in the cleaning up of illegal methamphetamine factory, discovered in 2012 at Nanka in Orumba North Local Government Area of the state.
Momodu commended the state government for being the first to carry out Environmental Impact Assessment on the facility, where large methamphetamine laboratory was discovered
The Commander said that the substance, which had strong smell, was being produced late night in deserted buildings, adding that its waste product was hazardous. (NAN)