The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested Mary Adebayo, an 80 year-old grandma and her 19-year-old granddaughter, Funmilola Adebayo, with 192 kg of assorted drugs in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Femi Babafemi, NDLEA Director, Media and Advocacy, announced the arrest in a statement in Abuja. He said that two other ladies were also arrested with the duo for selling assorted illicit drugs that included cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, tramadol, swinol and ‘skuchies’.
He said that the arrest came after intelligence-based raids and follow up operations on their locations on Sunday, May 2, 2021.
The NDLEA director added that the 192 kg of cocaine and other psychotropic substances were recovered from the suspects, as they were arrested at 6:30am, on Sunday, at Ayeyemi Street, Akure South Local Government Area.
“During the early morning raid, the following were recovered from them: Skuchies – 149kg, cocaine – 11gm, methamphetamine 17g, heroin – 3 g, cannabis sativa – 4.914kg, swinol – 8gm and tramadol – 49 gm.
“Also recovered from them were two deep freezers and a TVS motorcycle.
“On the same date, at about 1:30pm, a raid carried out at Rate Hotel, Care Street, in Akure South LGA, also led to the arrest of 25-year-old Tessy Mathew, from whom 33 kg of skuchies were recovered,’’ he said.
According to him, following preliminary interrogation of Mathew, a follow up operation was immediately launched leading to the arrest of another 25-year-old, Blessing Adesida, in Oshinle area of the LGA, from whom 3kg of skuchies and 7gms of cannabis were recovered.
Babafemi quoted the acting NDLEA commander, Callys Alumona, as saying that other members of the two drug gangs are on a watch list and efforts to arrest them were ongoing.