The Edo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has discovered two warehouses where 5,650kgs of cannabis sativa (Indian hemp) were stored.
It said a 64-year-old grandfather, Daniel Idemudia, was arrested in connection with one of the warehouses.
The first warehouse is a residential house located behind a tipper garage in Egor LGA, while the second warehouse is located at Ugwella-Gidi village in Ovia South West LGA.
The suspect, Idemudia, who admitted knowledge of the 280 bags of cannabis found inside the ceiling of his house, said that a friend kept the banned substance in his house.
“A friend of mine kept the cannabis inside the ceiling of my house. The house was built by my son who resides in Europe. He promised to handsomely reward me after selling the drugs,” he said