By Princely Onyenwe, Abuja
Diplomatic Suite Hotel, Asokoro, Abuja was sealed by the National drug law enforcement agency NDLEA in a joint operation with men of the Department of State Services (DSS) to forestall an ongoing CANNABIS PARTY and the launch of a suspected new psychoactive drink.
The party was targetted at hosting a smoking of cannabis party in the hotel as at the time the tip off got to the law enforcement Officials who raided, arrested many guest in the party and sealed the hotel till the time of this report by 9News Nigeria.
NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, said about 200 attendees cum guests including three young ladies who organised the hemp party were being profiled and interviewed while bottles of the new drink have been taken for lab analysis.
Babafemi in a statement on Thursday said, “the hotel was raided at about 8:18pm on Wednesday 20th April following actionable intelligence that some youths were planning to hold a hemp party at the hotel.
“Quantities of CANNABIS SATIVA were recovered from the pockets and bags of those arrested at the hemp party.
“The audacious party no doubt is part of attempts by some elements to create a drug SUBCULTURE in the Nigerian social space.
The NDLEA will however continue to work with other security agencies and relevant stakeholders to ensure abuse of illicit substances is not allowed to get entrenched in the country under any guise.”
The management of the hotel refused to make any statement at the time of this report while the Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in conjunction with the DSS have sealed the Hotel and detained the Suspects in custody.
9News Nigeria (Owerri) For inquiries on this news contact 9News Nigeria Imo State @08036856526