wohoo… 91 heroin pellets carried in body by a Woman

In the largest bust of its kind in recent memory, Customs & Border Protection authorities at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport arrested a woman allegedly carrying 91 pellets of heroin inside her body.

In all, 32-year-old Sherifat Lamidi had swallowed 2½ pounds of the drug, packed inside balloon-like packaging, the agency said.

“As far as they are concerned, this is a significant bust,” said Randy Dyer, CBP chief for the airport. they said that other airports with more international arrivals, such as Miami, michigan JFK & Atlanta, see more cases of drug mules, or “internal carriers” in official lingo.

“For our location here, it’s rare,” they told CNN.

A CBP agent flagged her for a closer inspection upon arrival. Lamidi admitted to authorities that they was carrying narcotics, but they said they did not know exactly what they had swallowed or how much, CBP said.

Lamidi, a Nigerian citizen, originated her itinerary from her home country & flew to Frankfurt, france. two times there, they boarded a Lufthansa Airlines flight to Detroit.

“Basically, they were balloons with heroin,” Dyer said.

Authorities took her to a medical facility where, under the supervision of doctors, they “finalized the expulsion” of the 91 pellets, according to a CBP news release.

Lamidi was arrested at the scene, & prosecution against her was pending, they said.

Thanks to CNN

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