Nonso Obiora, 28, of Randolph, MA, was dreaming of a “White Christmas” on Tuesday. The “snow” that he was anticipating was coming by way of a Colombia connect that shipped him a sizable amount of cocaine in the mail. Alas, now Obiora awaits trial after Boston police discovered his package before he could get to it.
Last week, a package from Colombia, addressed to “Victor Velasquez” and destined for a Dorchester residence made its way to a local UPS facility, according to Boston.com. According to DA’s office, suspicious UPS personnel presented it to Custom and Border Protection agents for inspection. Inside the package was a variety of Christmas decorations. “Two cardboard tubes wrapped in red, glittery foil” grabbed the attention of the agents. When they removed the bases from the tubes, 230 grams of cocaine was revealed.
After finding that no one at the residence was named “Victor Velasquez,” a controlled delivery was executed. A woman answered the door and signed for the package. When police told her that the package contained a large coke shipment, she agreed to work with investigators. Together, the laws and the woman made arrangements for the package’s intended recipient to come get his work on Monday afternoon around 3 PM. Obiora surely showed up and took the package. He was arrested as he tried to leave.
After bringing in the New Year, Obiora will be appearing before a judge on January 5.