The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested an 80-year-old woman, and her granddaughter, 19, for possessing cocaine and heroin in Akure, Ondo state.
According to statement released by the agency, the old woman, identified as Mrs Mary Adebayo, and her granddaughter, Funmilola Adebayo, were apprehended with 192 kg of cocaine and other drugs in their home in Akure, Ondo State.
The statement noted that the arrest came after the NDLEA operatives in Ondo state raided their locations on the 2nd of May 2021.
“During the early morning raid, the following were recovered from them: Skuchies – 149kg, cocaine – 11gm, methamphetamine 17gm, heroin – 3 gm, 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 1:30 pm, 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 kgs of skuchies were recovered,’’ he said.
Babafemi further stated that a follow-up operation was immediately launched following preliminary interrogation of Mathew.