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Must Watch! Al Jazeera Reports on Nigeria’s Crackdown on Meth Labs



NDLEA Cracks down Meth Lab in AsabaNigeria is facing an emerging threat following the rise of illegal drug laboratories in the country as there is weaker enforcement, compared to Europe and the Americas.

According to the documentary, the local drug cartels in Nigeria are now forming alliances with their South American and European counterparts.

It also reported that 11 laboratories have been dismantled in the country in the last four years. The latest raid was carried out in a super methamphetamine laboratory in Asaba, Delta state. The laboratory has a capacity of producing between 3,000kg to 4,000kg of methamphetamine per production cycle. Click here to see the story.

Fighting the cartels involved in the running of these laboratories needs to be done quickly to prevent the nation and indeed West Africa from becoming the new production zone for drug Lords.

Watch the Report below:


  1. Sabifok

    May 16, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    So apart from issues with corruption and terrorism, Nigeria now has a confirmed drug problem? Chai

  2. Nk

    May 16, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    I know it must be based in South East, they and drugs are like bread and butter.

    • ElessarisElendil

      May 17, 2016 at 5:13 am

      “The latest raid was carried out in a super methamphetamine laboratory in Asaba, Delta state.”

      Treat your dyslexia.

  3. Benjamin

    May 16, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Methlabs don’t belong in Nigeria. They should be nipped in the bud.

  4. Ariere

    May 16, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    How many Problems can one small Country take?

  5. Gej is to blame.

    May 16, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    GEJ left Nigerians fantastically corrupt,He was an ineffective buffoon and incompetent,so many things to take charge immediately,all He says is that a committee will be set up,The governors toyed with him at will,Now Buari that is not worthy to be president his back,if bad/Goodluck did well,the northern monopoly of power would have been broken forever.

    • ElessarisElendil

      May 17, 2016 at 5:19 am

      You really think the region with possibly the highest population (or porous borders to ensue a high population) + a strong religious identity will ever lose power???? Have you taken Democracy 101?

      The North will always be politically dominant, the south has to learn to live with that and work on making sure only competent Nigerians gain power not keep using anachronistic regional definitions.

  6. Tunmi

    May 16, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    If all we are seeing is a rise in meth production then an increase in legal jobs should help that. But are we also seeing an increase in meth use? That is a another problem entirely

  7. ElessarisElendil

    May 17, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Silver lining, it isn’t crack, at least Meth is expensive. Means we’re likely dealers not users.

    Guess this is the time to rely on our famed religiousness because this simply cannot be the focus of our attention at present.

  8. thinkaboutit

    May 17, 2016 at 6:47 am

    I pray that this crises is nipped in the bud. Because one of the worst things to ever hit a nation is drug cartels and all the issues that come along with it.
    One of the main reasons why the USA is constantly being flooded by immigrants from South America is the violence, blood shed & instability that comes with drug trafficking. Many countries in Latin America have basically been destroyed by this crises. America itself is struggling with the consequences of drug use & abuse.
    We have more than enough issues to deal with in Africa. The last thing we need is a drug crises. May God deliver us from ALL evil!!! I don’t even want to think about it….hmmm……SMH

  9. Jo

    May 17, 2016 at 8:02 am

    What the heck?! The video reported that Asaba is in south of Lagos! A simple search on Google would have revealed where Asaba is na. Why do international news media always get their African geography wrong?

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