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 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 of Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara was arrested and escorted to CANU’s Headquarters along with the suspected narcotic, which tested positive as cocaine and with a street value of GUY$400,000 (One Guyana dollar=US$0.004).
Further investigation, later resulted in the arrest of another Nigerian Gift Obioha, 26 years of Laing Avenue, Georgetown.
Investigations are ongoing.