US: Nigerian Woman Was Drug Mule To Detroit 1-05-2011 - WNEM TV 5

US: Nigerian Woman Was Drug Mule To Detroit 1-05-2011

Federal authorities said a woman was arrested in Detroit after she admitted swallowing 91 pellets containing heroin in order to transport them from Nigeria.
The Department of Homeland Security says Sherifat Lamidi was paid to deliver the drugs to the United States.
She passed the pellets out of her body at a hospital after she was stopped Sunday at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers said the pellets weighed about 2.5 pounds and had a street value of about $125,000.
According to a court filing, Lamidi told agents that it was her second trip to the U.S. as a drug mule.
She's in custody on drug charges and awaits a detention hearing Wednesday.
Federal defender Jon Epstein is representing her. He declined to comment Tuesday.
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