The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested an 80-year-old woman, Mary Adebayo as well as her 19-year-old granddaughter, Funmilayo.
The duo were arrested for allegedly selling illicit drugs in Akure, Ondo state.
Drugs recovered from them include skuchies, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, cannabis sativa and tramadol.
According to a statement on Wednesday by the NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, over 149kg of illicit drugs were recovered after an intelligence-based raid by NDLEA operatives at their location on May 2.
“The grandma and granddaughter were arrested at 6:30am on Sunday at Ayeyemi street, Akure south local government area during a raid,” Babafemi said.
“The following were recovered from them: Skuchies – 149kg, cocaine – 11grammes, methamphetamine – 17grammes, heroin – 3grammes, cannabis sativa – 4.914kg, swinol – 8grammes, and tramadol – 49grammes. Also recovered from them were two deep freezers and a TVS motorcycle.”
The spokesman added that the NDLEA chairman, Mohammad Marwa, has directed the Ondo commander, Callys Alumona to launch a manhunt for other members of the drug cartel who have fled after the initial raid.
The statement added that another lady was also arrested with illicit drugs in her possession in Ondo state.
“On the same date, at about 1:30pm, a raid carried out at Rate Hotel, Care street in Akure south LGA led to the arrest of 25-year-old Tessy Matthew from whom 33 kilogrammes of skuchies were recovered,” the statement reads.
“Following her preliminary interrogation, a follow-up of operation was immediately carried out, leading to the arrest of 25-year-old Blessing Adesida in Oshinle area of Akure south LGA. Recovered from her include: skuchies – 3kg and cannabis – 7grammes.”
Meanwhile, in Adamawa, 58-year-old Victor Chinedu Anwanya and 47-year-old Femi Abiodun were reportedly arrested on May 3 with 80 blocks of cannabis weighing 76kg in their possession.
“Also recovered from them was a fake police warrant card bearing the name of Chinedu Anwanya with the rank of DSP,” he added.
Babafemi noted that the officers of the agency have been commended by Marwa for their diligence and commitment to work.