A 75-year-old grandpa, Usman Bokina Bajama, has been arrested by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
He was arrested alongside 21 other suspects in operations across seven states in the country.
The spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi, said on Sunday in Abuja that during the operations over a million bottles/capsules of banned new psychoactive substance, Akuskura and tramadol, as well as over 2,536 kilograms of cannabis, were seized. Also, over 10 hectares of cannabis farms were destroyed in Edo and Adamawa states.
According to him, the septuagenarian was arrested on Tuesday 20th September at Mayo Belwa Council Area of Adamawa State where he has a cannabis plantation from where 49kgs of the illicit substance was recovered.
In Kwara State, at least 19,878 bottles of the banned new psychoactive substance, Akuskura were intercepted by NDLEA operatives along the Ilorin-Jebba highway on Wednesday 21st September and two suspects Oladokun Oluwaseun, 49, and Ibrahim Jimoh, 27, were arrested.
“They claimed the consignment packed in 35 jumbo sacks was loaded in Ibadan, Oyo state, and meant for distribution in Jos, Plateau State,” Babafemi said.
Earlier, two suspects Ukoro Ifeanyi, 46, and Idowu Toyosi, 20, were arrested with 2,290 capsules of tramadol and 100 bottles of codeine-based syrup at Mararaba park, Ilorin, Kwara State. The drugs were brought in from Onitsha, Anambra State.
In Lagos State, NDLEA operatives acting on credible intelligence intercepted a Volvo truck loaded with 2,146kgs of cannabis at the Sangotedo area of Ajah and three suspects, Abdulazeez Rasheed; Afeez Raheem, and Moshood Suleiman were arrested.