The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a man for peddling drugs.
The arrest was made in Anambra State.
The culprit moving the drugs is one Vincent Chidiebere; a 31 years old man.
NDLEA says the drugs are worth well over N1.78 billion.
NDLEA says it had uncovered three methamphetamine laboratories at Nanka, Ozubulu and Obosi.
NDLEA believes more laboratories exist.
NDLEA’s commander in Onitsha, Mr. Sule Momodu, confirmed the arrest stating that “Based on information, we set up a team to search vehicles from a particular company.
“About 11am we intercepted a vehicle carrying the substance and nabbed the suspect.
“The drug is one of the most potent illicit drugs in the world, which has a lot of destructive tendencies on the user.
“The waste from the drug is more toxic than the extracted substance.
“The people around where it is being produced are likely to be exposed to cancer and other incurable diseases, while children born in the area are likely to be deformed.”
Mr. Momodu further clarified that the drug peddled by Chidiebere is methamphetamine.
According to him, “Most of the methamphetamine being produced are meant for Asian countries.”
“Someone under the influence of methamphetamine can be influenced to make disastrous decisions.
The commander said besides the security threat posed by the users, the drug posed a health hazard.
He said the chemicals used for producing methamphetamine were highly toxic and could cause permanent destruction to the eco-system.
Momodu, expressed NDLEA’s readiness to fight illicit drug production and peddling.
He enjoined the public to volunteer information that could help stop the illicit business.
Meanwhile, Governor Willie Obiano of Anambara State has pledged a reward of N500, 000 to anyone with information on where the substances were being produced.