An 80-year-old woman, Mrs. Mary Adebayo, has been arrested in Akure, capital of Ondo state, by agents of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
She is arrested along her 18-year-old granddaughter, Funmilola Adebayo and two other ladies for selling assorted illicit drugs like cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, tramadol, swinol and skuchies.
Following intelligence-based raids and follow up operations on their locations on Sunday 2nd May, 2021, over 192kilogrammes of cocaine and other psychoactive substances were recovered from the suspects.
In a video recorded by NDLEA, (See video below) Funmilola said the items belong to her brothers, Tunde and Goke, who are now on the run.
Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd) has directed the acting Commander, Ondo state command of the Agency, Callys Alumona to launch a manhunt for other members of the drug cartel now on the run.
During the early morning raid on Sunday, the following were recovered from the suspects: 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.
See the video
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 Mathew from whom 33kilogrammes of skuchies were recovered.
In a related development, operatives of the Adamawa Command of the NDLEA have arrested a 58-year-old Victor Chinedu Anwanya, and 47-year-old Femi Abiodun, with 80 blocks of compressed cannabis sativa weighing 76kilogrammes.
NDLEA says the suspects will be charged as soon as the documentations are completed