Mother and Daughter Arrested with over 40 kg of Indian Hemp Carefully Stashed in Traveling Bags

Packaged weed ready to hit the streets!
Packaged weed ready to hit the streets!

In a rather disturbing development, Kogi State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a 65-year-old woman, her 31-year-old daughter and a herbalist for drug-related offences. The command also revealed that it had seized a total of 2,193.889kg of cannabis sativa, popularly called Indian hemp, in the last two months.

The Kogi State commander of the NDLEA, Alhaji Mohammed Idris Bello, told newsmen, while parading the suspects in Lokoja, that the woman, alongside her daughter, were arrested on Lokoja- Abuja road during a stop and search operation, adding that they were caught with two travelling bags filled with 43Kg of cannabis sativa.

He added that the command made another breakthrough in Kabba, where it arrested a middle-aged herbalist with 10kg of weeds suspected to be India hemp and five live ammunitions at his residence in Ben Thomas area. The herbalist, according to the NDLEA commander, claimed to be into alternative medicine and a member of vigilance group in Kabba.

Speaking with newsmen, the herbalist claimed that he was using Indian hemp to prepare medicine to cure ulcer. The 65-year-old mother also told newsmen that it was poverty that made her and the daughter to engage in drug trafficking.


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