A man who was arrested for smuggling drugs into Nigeria says that is the source of his money to take care of his family.
An arrested suspected drug trafficker, Ismaila Aliyu, told operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), that the proceeds from his illicit trade is used to take care of his four children and and two wives, the New Telegraph reports.
Aliyu who also doubles as a transporter, was arrested alongside his partner in crime, Edwin Igbokwe, while smuggling in a large quantity of cannabis or Indian Hemp, into the country from Ghana, told the operatives that selling the hemp was the only business he could do to take care of his family. According to him, the particular consignment which led to his arrest was meant for end of year sales.
“Most dealers now prefer imported cannabis from Ghana. This consignment was targeted at the end of year sales. As a transporter, I make more money from cannabis importation.
The cannabis would have been distributed to dealers in Lagos if not that we were arrested. I have two wives and four children. I take care of them from the money I make from cannabis sales.”
The suspects were arrested with 863 compressed parcels of dried weeds that tested positive for cannabis weighing 781.5kgs. The weeds were being smuggled from Ghana through the sea to Badagry.