An 80-year-old woman, Mary Adebayo, her 19-year-old granddaughter, Funmilola Adebayo and two other ladies have been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
They were nabbed by NDLEA operatives in Akure, the Ondo state capital for selling assorted illicit drugs like cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, tramadol, swinol and skuchies.
According to a statement released by the Director, Media & Advocacy NDLEA Headquarters, Femi Babafemi, the Chairman of the NDLEA, Mohamed Buba Marwa has directed the acting Commander of the Ondo state command, Callys Alumona to launch a manhunt for other members of the drug cartel now on the run.
In a related development, operatives of the Adamawa Command of the NDLEA have also arrested a 58-year-old Victor Chinedu Anwanya, and Femi Abiodun (47) with 80 blocks of compressed cannabis sativa weighing 76kilogrammes, concealed in three white sacks tucked in the booth of a Toyota Avalon car with registration number LAGOS DC 997 FST.
According to the state Commander of NDLEA, Idris Bello, a fake Police Warrant Card was also recovered from the suspects who took off from Auchi in Edo State.
Marwa commended officers and men of the Ondo and Adamawa state Commands of the Agency for their vigilance and commitment to work and charged them and their counterparts in other Commands to continue the nationwide offensive action against the illicit trade.