How to conveniently import .OBJ files via Python scripts?

I have followed the required tutorials on how the set up basic scenes and manipulation tasks using Python. However, I am struggling to find documentation on how to load .OBJ files from the local drive into the scene using Python APIs. What I want to achieve is to replace the cube object in the Pick and Place tutorial with a custom .OBJ mesh.

please check out Create and code documentation for this: