Men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested some suspected lawbreakers at a party venue at Asokoro area of Abuja, POLITICS NIGERIA learnt.

NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, confirmed the development on Thursday, and said the party was held on Wednesday night. He accused the party-goers of being possession of cannabis, which is illegal in Nigeria.

Although Babafemi did not provide the number of suspects arrested, this newspaper gathered that over a hundred individuals were apprehended.

“We arrested some youths holding a hemp party in Abuja. In addition to the party is the launching of a new drink. The party was organised by three ladies. They are in our custody. We will issue a statement on the incident shortly,” Babafemi said.

The NDLEA under Colonel Buba Marwa, has been tough on drug offenders. In 2021, it seized cash and illicit drugs worth over N130bn.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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