Two Nigerian men who attempted to post a box containing $400,000 worth in cocaine through the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) have been apprehended by the Customs Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU) .
The anti-drug agency in a statement on Thursday, February 23, 2023, identified the suspects as 33-year old Michael Emmanuel Ude and 26-year old Gift Obioha.
According to the statement, CANU agents at GPOC on Wednesday, February 22, intercepted Ude, of Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara. CA, who was attempting to post a box containing several items.
“A subsequent search of the box was conducted in the presence of the said individual, which led to the discovery of a whitish substance suspected to be cocaine,” the statement read.
“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 weighed approximately 1.1lbs. (482g) with a street value of GUY $400,000.
“Further investigation, later resulted in the arrest of another Nigerian national Gift Obioha, 26 years, of Laing Avenue, Georgetown. Investigations are ongoing.”