An 80-year-old woman, and her granddaughter have been arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for possessing cocaine and heroin in Akure, Ondo state.
NDLEA’s Director, Media, and Advocacy, Mr Femi Baba femi disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.
They were apprehended with 192 kg of cocaine and other drugs in their home in Akure, Ondo State.
According to Babafemi, two other ladies were also arrested alongside the woman and her daughter for trading illicit drugs including cocaine, heroin, tramadol, skuchies, methamphetamine, and swinol.
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.