Lagos - Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted methamphetamine worth N14 billion, reports Today.ng
The seized drug, weighing 45 kilograms, was found concealed inside foodstuff in a luggage meant for export to South Africa, the agency said in a statement on Friday.
The discovery was made during the outward screening of a Kenyan Airways flight. A 48-year-old cook, Richard Ese, had been arrested in connection with the illegal shipment.
Methamphetamine (also known as meth, chalk, ice, crystal) is a powerful and highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. It takes the form of a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water or alcohol.
Nigeria has so far discovered eleven of such clandestine laboratories where the drug is produced since 2011. Five were found in Lagos State, another five in Anambra State and one in Delta State.
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