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Monday, May 14, 2012

Nigerian Woman Breaks World Record In Heroine Swallow

A Nigerian woman, Bola Adebisi, set an
unenviable world record for amount of
ingested heroin ever recovered when she
tried to smuggle five pounds of heroin in
180 pellets into the U.S.

The previous record was four pounds of
heroin ingested in 100 pellets. Airport
authorities at the Dulles International
Airport, USA, say that 52-year-old Bola
Adebisi ingested an incredible 180 thumb-
sized pellets filled with heroin.

Airport officers became suspicious when
she was questioned after arriving on
Ethiopian Airlines flight 500 from Adis
Adebisi claimed she was visiting her brother
in the U.S., but she was unable give details
of her “brother” and his address. A routine
pat-down showed that her belly was
suspiciously rigid, and an X-ray revealed to
astonished officials that she had in her
stomach 180 thumb-sized pellets with a
total weight of five pounds.

Steve Sapp of the Customs and Border
Protection, said: “We were kind of shocked
and surprised at the sheer number of pellets
she ingested. We usually see men twice her
size ingest about half of what she did.”

According to International Business Times,
Adebisi broke a previous record for
ingested drugs set on March 30, 2011, by
another Nigerian man, 46-year-old Yomade
Aborishade of Lagos, Nigeria, who was
arrested for ingesting four pounds of
heroin in 100 pellets.

The lady was taken to the hospital where
overnight, she passed out all the pellets
containing heroin worth an estimated
150,000 pounds.

Christopher Hess, director of Customs and
Border Patrol for Washington D.C. said: “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.”

Authorities say drug mules often attempt to
smuggle heroin and cocaine, and sometimes
ecstasy by swallowing latex balloons, often
condoms or fingers of latex gloves or other
special pellets filled with the drugs and later
recovered from feces. It is a medically
dangerous way of smuggling small
amounts of drugs and a mule can die if a
packet bursts or leaks before exiting the
body. Statistics from 2003 show over 50%
of foreign females in UK jails were drug
mules from Jamaica, with Nigerian women
making a large contribution to the balance.

Adebisi, according to MSNBC, will be
prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for
the Eastern District of Virginia.

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