Border agents in Calgary 'potentially' safe life of alleged drug smuggler

By The Canadian Press
December 6, 2018 - 7:26am

CALGARY - RCMP say a woman accused of smuggling drugs into Canada tried to swallow a number of heroin pellets to avoid detection upon arrival at the Calgary airport.

Police and the Canada Border Services Agency say 38-year-old Mariam Salehe, a foreign national, arrived in Calgary on Nov. 22, where agency members discovered she had ingested the pellets.

They also found about 1,350 grams of heroin concealed in her suitcase.

The quantity of heroin seized  represents approximately 13,500 individual doses.

The CBSA says swallowing narcotics to evade detection is extremely dangerous and agency officers potentially saved a life.

Salehe remains in custody and will appear in court tomorrow on charges of importing a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

(The Canadian Press) 


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