Guyana: Nigerians arrested in connection with attempt to post cocaine

February 24, 2023 in Regional

Two Nigerians have been arrested in connection with an attempt to post 1.1 pounds of cocaine overseas through the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC).

The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said on Thursday that while performing duties at the GPOC on Wednesday, CANU officers intercepted a man attempting to post a box containing several items.

A search of the box was conducted in the presence of the individual and a whitish substance suspected to be cocaine was discovered.

Michael Emmanuel Ude, 33 years, a Nigerian national of Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara was arrested and escorted to CANU’s Headquarters along with the suspected narcotic, which tested positive for cocaine and was estimated to have a street value of GUY $400,000 (One Guyana dollar=US$0.004).

Further investigation, later resulted in the arrest of another Nigerian national Gift Obioha, 26 years, of Laing Avenue, Georgetown.

Investigations are ongoing.