Woman swallows 91 heroine packets - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Woman swallows 91 heroine packets

DETROIT (CNN) - It's being called one of the biggest drug busts ever at Detroit's airport - and it happened inside of a person.

A woman was arrested after allegedly swallowing 91 packets of heroin.

Customs and Border Protection officials stopped the Nigerian woman who was arriving from Germany.

Officials say the woman told them she had swallowed narcotics but didn't know how much or what kind they were.

The woman was taken to the hospital, where doctors removed the packets, which added up to more than two pounds of heroine.

The drugs are worth an estimated $125,000.

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