76-year-old grandpa arrested with 340kg drugs in Abuja

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have raided a snake guarded shrine used to store illicit drugs in Igor community, Benin city, Edo state following credible intelligence.

In Abuja, operatives on Tuesday 18th June intercepted a white Nissan Frontier pick up vehicle with amber lights and fake registration number of a security agency at Kiyi village in Kuje area of the FCT.

During the raid, NDLEA operatives “detected a specially constructed large hole storage in a wall covered with wallpapers and fetish objects.

Femi Babafemi, Spokesman of the agency said, “Different quantities of illicit substances such as methamphetamine, Loud, Colorado and Arizona, all strong strains of cannabis with a total weight of 8.743 kilograms, were pulled out from the deep hole dug in the wall of the shrine building.

The vehicle was loaded with 454 compressed blocks of cannabis sativa, weighing 340.8kg procured at Uzeba, Edo state.

76-year-old grandfather, Mr. Francis Omofa, linked to the consignment was arrested. He claimed to have been in the illicit drug business for 10 years.