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A Nigerian woman has Been accused of swallowing nearly five pounds of heroin to smuggle into the United States, before she was caught at Washington Dulles International Airport.Customs and Border Protection officials report it's the largest heroin seizure at Dulles. Court documents show Bola Adebisi, 52, arrived from Nigeria on March 14, telling agents she was visiting her brother. But officers were suspicious when she couldn't provide his address, phone number, or physical description.(Dumb!)During a patdown, an officer noticed Adebisi's stomach felt abnormally rigid, and an x-ray showed foreign objects in her abdomen. She later passed 180 thumb-sized pellets full of heroin, according to court records.The street value of the 2,157 grams of heroin is estimated to be about $150,000(N24m). Customs and Border Patrol says this is the single biggest seizure of heroin ingested by a person at Dulles. "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," said Christopher Hess, CBP Port Director for the Port of Washington, D.C."We're hopeful that this arrest sends a strong signal that CBP officers are proving to be successful at detecting internal concealment methods, and that we remain committed to working with our law enforcement partners and intercepting this deadly poison before it can reach our communities."The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia is prosecuting Adebisi & She faces 15-25 years in federal prison.

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