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80-Year-Old Woman, Grand-Daughter, Others Arrested With Cocaine, Heroin

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An 80-year-old woman, Mrs Mary Adebayo, her 19-year-old granddaughter, Funmilola Adebayo and two other ladies have been arrested in Akure, the Ondo State capital, by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), for selling assorted illicit drugs including cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and tramadol.

Over 192 kilogrammes of cocaine and other psychoactive substances were recovered from the suspects. The octogenarian, granddaughter and two other ladies, Tessy Matthew and Blessing Adesida, were arrested.

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. 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 her preliminary interrogation, a follow-up operation was immediately carried out, leading to the arrest of 25-year-old Blessing Adesida in Oshinle area of Akure South LGA.

Recovered from her include skuchies-3kg and cannabis-7grammes.

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

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