Record-Breaking Heroin Quantity Found in Smuggled in Woman’s Stomach

A Nigerian woman is now a proud record holder… Bola Adebisi was stopped in a Virginia airport with the largest amount of heroin ever found smuggled within a human stomach. After arriving from Nigeria on March 14, U.S. Customs discovered that the woman had ingested 180 pellets of heroin. Adebisi was arrested on Saturday.

While being given a routine pat down, the security officer noticed that Adebisi’s stomach seemed “abnormally rigid”. During a secondary inspection report, the woman was told Dulles officers that she was staying with her brother, but she was unable to provide an address, phone number, or physical description. Adebisi agreed to be taken to a nearby hospital for x-rays.

The x-rays revealed what federal authorities now call the one of the largest ingested quantities of heroin that they’ve ever discovered. The heroin weighed over 4 pounds and, according to authorities, carried an estimated street value of  $150,000.

Not only is smuggling a felony, according to Christopher Hess, CBP Port Director for the Port of Washington, D.C., “The amount of pellets and heroin this woman ingested is incredible, a serious health risk, and very troubling if these numbers become the new normal.”

This is not the first time the Dulles Airport has made a large “internal pellet seizure”. Last March, a Nigerian man was arrested with 100 pellets of heroin in his stomach. One thing is certain: Adebisi is definitely going to need a savvy criminal defense attorney.

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Avery Appelman

Avery Appelman is a criminal defense lawyer and the founder of Appelman Law Firm. While his practice is primarily recognized for its work with DWI and related offenses, he has 16 years of experience working with clients on drug, assault, theft, traffic, criminal sexual conduct, and prostitution charges.

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