Nigerians arrested trying to post $400k in cocaine


The Customs Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU) has arrested two Nigerian nationals who attempted to post a box containing $400,000 worth in cocaine through the Guyana Post Office Corporation.

A statement from CANU noted that the men were arrested on Wednesday. According to CANU, 33-year-old Michael Emmanuel Ude, a Nigerian, who resides at Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara, showed up at the post office with the box; a search of the box in his presence led to the discovery of a whitish substance suspected to be cocaine.

He was arrested and taken to CANU’s Headquarters where the cocaine weighed approximately 1.1lbs. (482g).

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

The probe continues.

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