Two Nigerians have been arrested in connection with an attempt to send 1.1 pounds of cocaine overseas through the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC).
The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said on Thursday (February 23) while performing duties at the GPOC on Wednesday (February 22), 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, a 33 year- old Nigerian of Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara was arrested and escorted to CANU’s Headquarters along with the suspected narcotic, which tested positive as cocaine.
Further investigation, later resulted in the arrest of another Nigerian Gift Obioha, 26 years of Laing Avenue, Georgetown.
The cocaine is reported to have a street value of GUY$400,000 or approximately US $1,900.
Investigations are ongoing.