Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Tuesday raided a popular garden in the Wuse II area of the Federal Capital Territory.
No fewer than eight suspects were arrested during the operation.
The incident, it was gathered, caused apprehension among fun seekers, who scampered to safety.
An eyewitness told our correspondent that among those arrested was a foreigner.
The source said, “On Tuesday night, around 9pm, NDLEA officials stormed a popular garden in Abuja, located at Wuse Zone II. They came in large numbers; they were everywhere. The personnel apprehended many people, including a foreigner.
“Everyone was shocked and ran for cover. We later learnt that those arrested were drug dealers.”
The spokesperson for the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, confirmed the incident, adding that investigation was ongoing.
He noted that those apprehended were involved in drugs.
Babafemi said, “Those arrested are not fun seekers. The NDLEA of today would never raid a place without credible intelligence, after which surveillance would be done.
“A total of eight persons were arrested. Some of them are dealers, while others are users.
“I make bold to tell you that all the people arrested have connections with drugs and are under investigation. Our men recovered drugs from them at that spot. They were drinking cannabis as tea.”
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