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Crime & Punishment of Sunday, 31 July 2022


NDLEA uncovers meth lab in VGC Lagos, arrests tenants and his accomplices

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have uncovered a drug lab inside the Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lekki, Lagos State.

It was gathered that the agency, during a raid on Saturday, July 30, uncovered the drug laboratory, used for the production of methamphetamine.

An internal security alert issued by the Manager of VGC, Yusuff Morufat, to residents, said the operatives arrested the occupant of the property, Emeka Nzewi and his accomplices.

Emeka, according to the alert, have been on the wanted list of the NDLEA since 2017. The suspects through domestic staff, allegedly distributes the drug around the community.

“On Saturday, July 30, 2022, at about 15:10hrs, officials of the NDLEA carried out a sting operation in K-5A/2, Road 14 based on intelligence gathering.

The property is occupied by a tenant, Mr & Mrs Emeka Nzewi. The operation confirmed a meth lab operation in the premises. Mr Emeka Nzewi and accomplices have been arrested, while the property will be sealed by the State Government.

NDLEA had been in trace of Mr Emeka Nzewi since 2017. According to the NDLEA Officials, all boreholes, water supply and plants 500 metres away from K-5A/2 Road 14 have been contaminated.

Therefore, VGCPORA in conjunction with NDLEA will conduct a test of water supply to properties around K-5A/2, Road 14”, the alert reads in part.

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