I sustained my family from proceeds of weed during the lockdown

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For 47-year-old suspected drug dealer, Isaac Echi, arrested in Edo State by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Tuesday, hunger and starvation was averted from his home; all thanks to his illicit drug proceeds during the COVID-19 lockdown.

He was arrested with 33 years old Odeh Stephen who was caught with seventeen bags of cannabis Sativa weighing 198kgs.

Echi, from Abi, Ndokwa LGA of Delta State, said he lives in Okada town with his wife and four children adding that he is a farmer but proceeds from cannabis smuggling have become his palliative this season of stay at home.

He said: “I am a farmer but I also deal in cannabis to make ends meet. I am an intermediary between the sellers and buyers. My commission is N2,000 per bag.

“This is how I have been surviving this season. Though there is a lockdown, the drug business is still going on because customers keep coming to buy cannabis”.

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