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NDLEA dismantles clandestine skuchies lab in Ogun, recover equipment used to mass produce the dangerous new psychoactive substance (video)

Jan 15, 2023

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have uncovered and dismantled a clandestine skuchies laboratory in a remote part of Sagamu, Ogun state.


Spokesperson of the agency, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday, January 15, 2023, said anti-narcotics officers recovered several equipment and various quantities of illicit substances used to mass produce the dangerous new psychoactive substance. 


“In Ogun state, operatives in the early hours of Saturday 14th January, also discovered and dismantled a clandestine laboratory on the outskirts of Sagamu from where skuchies, a highly potent psychoactive substance made with a blend of Cannabis Sativa, Tramadol, Rohypnol, Exol-5 and industrial codeine, was being produced in large quantity, packaged and distributed in jerry cans and bottles,” the statement read. 


“All the equipment for the production including power generators, industrial gas cylinders, drums and kegs as well as various quantities of illicit drugs such as 214kgs cannabis; 1,440 capsules of tramadol; 480 tablets of swinol; 1,440 tablets of Rohypnol and 114 liters of industrial codeine, among others were recovered from the building before sealing off the premises.” 


Chairman of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) while commending the officers and men of Ogun command, for the seizures, he charged them and their compatriots across the country to sustain the heat on drug cartels in Nigeria while balancing their efforts on supply reduction with drug demand reduction activities.


Watch the video below…