The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has apprehended a pregnant woman, a nursing mother and a 200-level university student for dealing in illegal drugs.
According to the NDLEA, they were among 28 people arrested with 9,437.6 kilograms of cannabis and 138,053 tablets of pharmaceutical opioids, among other things, by NDLEA operatives during interdiction operations in 12 states: Yobe, Ondo, Edo, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Imo, Jigawa, Kogi, Adamawa, Kaduna, Kwara, Lagos, and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
According to its spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, operatives discovered a big cannabis warehouse in the FCT on Saturday, October 15, in the hamlet of Chukuku, some 10 kilometers from Gwagwalada.
A total of 510 jumbo bags of the illicit substance weighing 5, 640kgs were recovered from the store and a nursing mother in charge, Sa’adatu Abdullahi, 35, was arrested.
In Yobe State, while operatives intercepted 48kgs of cannabis in Buni Yadi, they also raided a location in Potiskum where they recovered 56 blocks (31kgs) from two suspects: Mohammed Mamuda and a married pregnant woman, Hauwa Haruna.