A man in Abuja has been arrested for being in possession of 79 bags of weed.
Chukuka Ugbai, a drug trafficker, was arrested with 79 bags of dried weeds which tested positive for cannabis in Bako village in the Kwali Area Council, Abuja during a police patrol on Monday, Punch reports.
It was gathered that drugs weighing 817 kilogrammes was found in his warehouse.
Ugbai who owned up to illicit dealing in drug, said he was amazed that the operatives were able to track him to his residence, where the drug warehouse was located, adding that he took to drug trafficking to fend for his family.
He said, “I was not lucky enough because I don’t know how they detected my cannabis warehouse. I sell cannabis to take care of my family and pay my children’s school fees. The officers found 79 bags of cannabis in my store.”
The FCT commander of the NDLEA, Mrs. Chinyere Obijuru, confirmed the the arrest in a statement, saying Ugbai would be charged to court.
“Ugbai was arrested at Bako village in the Kwali Area Council following the discovery of his cannabis warehouse. He will soon be charged to court for unlawful possession of cannabis,” she said.
The NDLEA Chairman, Ahmadu Giade, said the agency would continue to clamp down on drug traffickers and urged the public to comply with the provisions of the anti-money laundering act.