Wednesday, 18 November 2015

NDLEA nabs disabled woman with 10 bags of Indian hemp

A disabled woman, who gave her name as Patience Onisuru, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency with 10 bags of 'cannabis sativa' also known as Indian hemp.

The suspect was nabbed along Utese-Okada road, in Ovia North-East Local Government Area of Edo State.
Patience aged 47 and mother of four said the substances were being conveyed to a state in the South-East.
She said a bag was to be sold at N15,000 per bag.
According to her, “I was introduced to this business when I did not have anything to do‎. The person said that he would buy one (bag) at N15,000 each.
“I do not feel fine about my arrest. I beg for forgiveness. I will not try in again; this is my first time.”
Others suspects paraded by the NDLEA in the state included Victor Okon, Osaro Uwaifo, Igelenya Dennis, ‎Ehimare Ikhalea, Osagie Ibhawese, Anakarizu Henry, Sunday Ineh, Frederick Nwose, Festus Ossai, Sunday Ohenhen and Obazu Ahigbe‎.
State Commandant of the NDLEA, Wakawa Buba said the suspects were arrested in connection with the seizure of a total of 13,498 kilograms of illicit drugs.
Wakawa said 72 suspects were arrested in connection with the exhibits in six vehicles at different locations in Benin, the state capital.
The commandant said the suspects were arrested between September and November 2015‎.
His words, “The most popular drug of trafficking in this zone (South-South) is the cannabis sativa, which is locally called Igbo or Indian hemp. These drugs are planted very deep in the forest under rugged terrains, not accessible by road.
“So when they harvest, they use these motorcycles to bring them out closer to where they can use the vehicles to load and transport. We have made reasonable seizures,” he added.

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