A joint team comprising the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), and the Department of State Services (DSS), have raided and sealed off Diplomatic Suite Hotel, in the Asokoro area of Abuja following an intelligence report that some youths are planning a cannabis party, and the launch of a new psychoactive drink within the premises of the Hotel.
NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi said,
“Operatives of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), have raided and sealed Diplomatic Suite Hotel, Asokoro, Abuja in a joint operation with men of the Department of State Services (DSS), to stop cannabis party and the launch of a suspected new psychoactive drink.”
Babafemi, who also disclosed that some quantities of cannabis sativa were recovered from the pockets and bags of those arrested again confirmed that, the hotel was raided at about 8:18pm on Wednesday.
According to the NDLEA spokesperson, about 200 people, including three (3) young ladies, who organised the hemp party, are currently being profiled and interviewed, while sample bottles of the new drink have been taken to the lab for analysis.
Babafemi said, “The audacious party, no doubt, is part of attempts by some elements to create a drug subculture in the Nigerian social space.”
He however insisted that, “NDLEA will 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.”