The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has said that it has arrested 16 suspected drug dealers and users at the premises of the All Progressives Congress, APC, headquarters, in Dutse.
The Deputy controller in charge of Operation and Intelligence, Oko Michael confirmed the arrest to newsmen on Monday.
Mr Oko explained that the raid was carried out by the NDLEA on Sunday evening in response to several complaints by the public on the activities of drug users that use the party office to perpetuate their illicit acts.
“The raid was carried out following several complaints from the public of the nefarious activities of illicit drug users at the premises of the APC headquarters in the state capital, Dutse,” he stated.
He said several wraps of cannabis were recovered at the point of the raid and those arrested would be prosecuted after investigation.
State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Nasiru Dahiru while speaking for the APC also confirmed the raid and arrest of the drug users by the NDLEA.
He, however, refuted that the suspects were members of the APC.