Nigerian Woman Smuggles 5 Pounds of Heroin in Her Stomach

Written by Eliza Player on Wednesday, 04 April 2012. Posted in Heroin

Nigerian Woman Smuggles 5 Pounds of Heroin in Her Stomach

Nigerian woman set a record for the largest amount of heroin attempted to smuggle into Dulles International Airport.  According to Washington Post, the woman ingested 180 pellets, weighing 5 pounds.

 Officials became suspicious when she claimed to be visiting her brother, but then was unable to describe him.  A routine pat down found her stomach abnormally rigid, and an x-ray revealed pellets in her stomach.  She was then taken to the hospital.

 She has been charged with drug smuggling in federal court.  The second largest heroin bust at Dulles was another Nigerian woman, carrying 4 pounds of the drug.

Photo courtesy of Associated Press and US Customs and Border Protection.

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Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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