320 condoms in Aus woman's stomach
The 25-year-old woman swallowed condoms full of heroin in an attempt to smuggle the drugs into the country.india Updated: Jun 25, 2006 10:02 IST
An Australian woman swallowed 320 condoms full of heroin in an attempt to smuggle the drugs into the country, and now faces life in prison, police said on Sunday.
The 25-year-old woman was stopped by customs officers as she came off a flight from Singapore on June 18 on suspicion that she was concealing drugs.
She was taken to hospital where a medical examination revealed the condoms in her stomach. She was kept in hospital while the condoms, containing about 300 grams of heroin, passed from her system.
She has been charged with drug smuggling and faces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.