JFK Airport search of drug mule who said she was three months pregnant reveals she carried $20,000 worth of heroin

A drug mule who said she was three months pregnant gave birth at Kennedy  Airport — to a stash of heroin, authorities said.

Afolake Awoyemi, a Nigerian national, attracted the attention of a U.S.  Customs and Border Protection inspector as soon as she waddled off Air France  flight No. 6 from Paris last Wednesday.

Awoyemi, 42, wearing a “loose-fitting dress” was asked whether she was  pregnant, and the woman replied that she was three months along, Homeland  Security special agent John  Moloney stated in a complaint filed in Brooklyn Federal Court.

The customs inspector noted that Awoyemi appeared nervous, so she was  selected for a pat-down search. After feeling a “bulge” in Awoyemi’s groin area,  the situation escalated to a partial strip-search, according to the  complaint.

When she dropped her drawers, Awoyemi’s scheme fell apart. Pellets  containing brown powder began dropping from her groin area — and the substance  tested positive for heroin.

Awoyemi was taken to a medical facility at the airport, where the federal  cops administered a pregnancy test that came back negative.

An X-ray showed more pellets in her intestinal tract, and by the end of the  day she had passed about 25 pellets of heroin in a special commode that Customs  officials have dubbed the “Drug Loo.” The high-tech toilet sanitizes the  incriminating evidence.

A Homeland Security spokesman said Friday that Awoyemi was still  hospitalized. She was expected to be brought before a federal magistrate  Monday.

Typically, a drug swallower’s stomach may appear distended by the pellets or  balloons filled with drugs. Four pellets lined end to end would measure about  the size of a hot dog.

Twenty-five pellets of heroin could have a street-value of about $20,000.  Experienced drug mules have swallowed up to 200 pellets containing drugs,  indicating Awoyemi may have been on a maiden voyage, the spokesman said.

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