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75-Year-Old Woman Arrested in Lagos: Inside the Illicit Drug Bust

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75-Year-Old Woman Arrested in Lagos: Inside the Illicit Drug Bust

75-Year-Old Woman Arrested in Lagos: Inside the Illicit Drug Bust

NDLEA operatives apprehended a 75-year-old woman, Sekinat Soremekun, for engaging in the illegal drug trade in Lagos State’s Oshodi area on December 15, 2023.

The spokesperson for the anti-drug agency, Femi Babafemi, revealed in a statement on December 17 that, during the arrest, quantities of cannabis and codeine syrup were seized from her.

Babafemi added that the elderly woman attributed her involvement to her son, Segun, who is currently evading authorities after allegedly supplying her with the illicit substances.

75-Year-Old Woman Arrested in Lagos: Inside the Illicit Drug Bust

NDLEA Chairman/CEO Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) encouraged intensified efforts against drug cartels as the festive season approaches, emphasizing the need for a balanced approach between offensive actions and drug demand reduction.

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