The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have arrested an 80-year-old woman, Mary Adebayo and her 19-year-old daughter, Funmilayo, for allegedly selling illicit drugs in Akure, Ondo state.
According to a statement issued on Wednesday, the NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi said the raid was carried out based on credible intelligence on their location on May 2, as the suspects were arrested with over 149kg of illicit drugs in their possession.
“The grandma and granddaughter were arrested at 6:30am on Sunday at Ayeyemi street, Akure south local government area during a raid.
“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,” he said.
He added that the arrest has further spurred the NDLEA Chairman Mohammad Marwa to direct a manhunt for other members of the drug cartel who are now alleged to be on the run.
Another lady was also said to have been arrested with illicit drugs in her possession in the 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.
“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,” the statement added.