NDLEA arrests 80-year-old grandma, granddaughter with 192kg cocaine, other drugs

NDLEA arrests 80-year-old grandma, granddaughter with 192kg cocaine, other drugs

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested 80-year-old Mary Adebayo, her 19-year-old granddaughter, Funmilola Adebayo, and two other ladies for selling assorted illicit drugs.

According to the agency, drugs including 192kilogrammes of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, tramadol, swinol and skuchies were recovered during intelligence-based raids and follow up operations on their locations on Sunday 2nd May 2021.

Following the bust, Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (retd), directed the acting Commander, Ondo State Command of the Agency, Callys Alumona, to launch a manhunt for fleeing members of the drug cartel.

The grandma and her granddaughter were arrested at 6:30 am on Sunday at Ayeyemi Street, Akure South Local government area.

"During the early morning raid, the following were recovered from them: Skuchies- 149kg. cocaine-11grammes, methamphetamine-17grammes, heroin-3grammes, cannabis sativa-4.914kg. swinol -8grammes and tramadol -49grammes," the agency said.

"Also recovered from them were two deep freezers and a TVS motorcycle.

"On the same date, at about 1:30 pm, a raid carried out at Rate Hotel, Care Street, in Akure South LGA led to the arrest of 25-year-old Tessy Mathew from whom 33kilogrammes of skuchies were recovered.

"Following preliminary interrogation, a follow-up operation was immediately carried out, leading to the arrest of 25-year-old Blessing Adesida in the Oshinle area of Akure South LGA. 3kg skuchies and 7grammes cannabis were recovered."

According to the state's acting Commander of the Agency, Callys Alumona, other members of the two drug cartels have been watch listed and efforts to arrest them ongoing.

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