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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