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A woman was recently caught with over 180 pellets filled with heroin in her stomach.
Bola Adebisi, 52, swallowed the almost 5 pounds of the drug before she attempted to get into the United States.
Airport staff became suspicious of her when Adebisi told them that she had flown in to visit her brother, however she could neither describe him nor give his address.
Custom officials at Dulles International Airport in Washington gave her a routine pat-down and realized that her stomach was abnormally rigid. They performed an X-ray on her, which revealed the pellets. The heroin is estimated to be worth $150,000.
Adebisi, who is Nigerian, was immeadietly taken to the hospital and kept there until she had passed all of the packs.
She had arrived to Washington on a flight from Ethiopia, which also had a stop in Rome.
Dulle Airport’s previous record for heroin swallowed was 100 pellets, which weighted about 4 pounds. The 46-year-old man was also Nigerian, and was caught last year.
Adebisi has been charged with drug-smuggling.