70-year-old Woman, Others Intercepted With Illicit Drugs

Operatives of The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), have arrested a 70-year-old woman, Beatrice Aigbedion, with over 5,000 kilograms of assorted illicit drugs in Edo State.

The agency disclosed this via a statement issued on Sunday, saying its operatives nabbed the suspect alongside others in various parts of the state.

“After days of surveillance, NDLEA operatives on Wednesday 24th November stormed a warehouse at Uhiere, Ovia North East Local Government Area of the state, where they recovered a total of 4,261.5kg of cannabis Sativa and a suspect, Ikong Stanley, arrested,” the statement read.

“At the point of her arrest in Irrua last Wednesday, 70-year-old Mrs. Aigbedion was caught with different quantities of Codeine cough syrup, Swinol, and Rohypnol while another dealer, Joseph Onyemaechi, 50, was also nabbed at Ikpoba Okha, Upper Sakponba- Benin City, on Friday with different types of psychotropic substances weighing 2.055kg. Similarly, Gabriel Akioya and Isa Salihu were arrested on Thursday 25th Nov at Irrua, Esan Central LGA with various quantities of Codeine, Tramadol, Swinol, and Rohypnol.”

Similarly, NDLEA operatives at the weekend seized 12,385 kilograms of Loud Cannabis, a strong variant of the illicit weed imported from a neighbouring country and smuggled into Lagos through the waterways.

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