A 61-year-old Nigerian woman was arrested after she allegedly tried to smuggle heroin into the United States inside her body.
Authorities arrested Olanrewaju Folashade Halimat on Sept. 22 after she arrived to Dulles International Airport from Ethiopia. An X-ray showed she had foreign objects inside her and she eventually passed 47 pellets of heroin weighing about 500 grams.
The heroin had a street value of about $35,000.
"Heroin is a highly addictive and very dangerous narcotic, and Customs and Border Protection officers are tasked to keep this deadly poison from reaching our community," said Christopher Hess, CBP port director for the Port of Washington, D.C. "CBP employees remain steadfastly committed to keeping our nation and our citizens safe against bad people and bad things that wish us harm."