The Edo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has discovered two warehouses where 5,650kgs of dried weeds suspected to be cannabis sativa (Indian hemp) were stored.
It said a 64-year-old grandfather, Daniel Idemudia, was arrested in connection with one of the warehouses.
One of the warehouses, according to a statement signed by NDLEA spokesman Ofoyeju Mitchell contained 4,200kgs of cannabis sativa, while the other had 1,45kgs of the substance.
The statement said the first warehouse is a residential house located behind a tipper garage in Egor Local Government, while the second warehouse is located at Ugwella-Gidi village in Ovia South West Local Government.
It said: “The exhibits at Egor warehouse were hidden inside the ceiling of the bungalow. A 64-year-old grandfather, Daniel Idemudia, who lives at the warehouse, has been arrested.”