4 years jail for Nigerian national charged with cocaine trafficking
A 26-year-old Nigerian national was on Friday jailed after confessing to aiding in attempting to mail a box containing $400,000 worth of cocaine through the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPO).
Gift Obioha, whose local address is Laing Avenue, Georgetown was sentenced to four years imprisonment and fined $723,000 by City Magistrate Leron Daly.
Obioha admitted to aiding in the trafficking of 482 grams (1.1 lbs) of cocaine at the GPO. Obioha, along with fellow Nigerian national, Michael Emmanuel Ude, 33, were arrested by Customs Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU) on February 22.
According to CANU, on the day in question, Ude showed up at the post office with the box; a search of the box in his presence led to the discovery of the cocaine.
A further investigation led to the arrest of Obioha.
Should be deported on completion of his sentence forthwith and banned from ever entering Guyana ever again.