75-year-old man, 2 others arrested over illicit drugs

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75-year-old man, 2 others arrested over illicit drugs

A 75-year-old man, Usman Bokina Bajama (alias Clemen) has been arrested in operations across different states by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), during which over one million capsules of banned new psychoactive substances were seized.

In a statement on Sunday, NDLEA spokesman, Mr Femi Babafemi, disclosed that one million, one thousand three hundred and eighty-seven (1,001,387) bottles/capsules of banned psychoactive substance, Akuskura and tramadol as well as 2,536 kilograms of cannabis were taken hold of.

He added that over 10 hectares of farms where these substances were being cultivated have been destroyed in Edo and Adamawa states.

The septuagenarian was arrested in the early hours of Tuesday 20th September at Anguwan Sate, Mararraban Tola, Mayo Belwa council area of Adamawa where he had a cannabis plantation from where 49kg of the illicit substance was recovered.

Also, in Kwara, at least 19,878 bottles of the banned new psychoactive substance, Akuskura were intercepted by NDLEA operatives along 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.