Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), have arrested a 28-year-old man, Abubakar Zayanu Gyambar, with 162 jumbo bags of skunk weighing 1,944 kilograms in Akure, Ondo State.
The Hope Metro gathered that the suspect was apprehended with the substance when the anti-narcotic officers stormed a building at Ehin-Ala, in Akure South Local Government area of the state.
Director, Media and Advocacy (NDLEA), Mr Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
Babafemi also confirmed the arrest of a female lawyer, Ebikpolade Helen, who specialised in production and distribution of skuchies, a mixture of cannabis, opioids and black currant.
He said the woman lives in Lekki area of Lagos.
According to him, the suspect was arrested in a follow up operation in Awka, Anambra, following an earlier seizure of 5kg cannabis and 12 bottles of prepared skuchies in her apartment at Lekki.
He also said another suspect, Abubakar Shuaibu was arrested on July 13 at Cappa, Mushin-Oshodi road with 86 bottles of codeine-based cough syrup.
Babafemi said that the drugs weighing 8.6 litres were in his Toyota bus marked FFA 241YB.
The NDLEA spokesman said two suspects, Razak Ogunbo and Adeola Idowu, were nabbed on July 11 at Ikorodu with 51 litres of skuchies.
He added that 372kg Cannabis Sativa and 48 bottles of skuchies measuring 48 litres were recovered from the home of a fleeing drug dealer at Akala, Mushin Lagos on July 12.
“Another suspect, Henry Wilson, 50, was nabbed at Ogume town, Ndokwa West LGA, Delta, with the same substance weighing 216.5kg,” he said.