In what will come across as a really disheartening development, a Nigerian woman has been arrested after being caught with 600 grams of heroine at Alghero Airport, Sardinia, Italy.
The unnamed lady was said to be at the airport’s arrival lounge having just disembarked from a flight from Bologna, Northern Italy, when she was spotted by officers of the Guardia di Finanza, an Italian law enforcement agency.
According to L’unione Sarda, the woman, who had ingested various pellets of the drug, drew the attention of the officers to herself, showing signs of unease and nervousness while a routine security check was ongoing.
After a search was conducted, six wraps of heroine brown sugar, a substance produced largely in the mountainous regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan, were found on her.
She was later taken to a nearby hospital where further clinical tests revealed that she had swallowed an additional 41 wraps of the same substance.
The 47 wraps of heroine said to have been found on her was estimated to be about 600 grams by the officials.
She was immediately arrested and taken to the Bancali Prison after a court order from the province of Sassari, Sardinia.