Federal officials say a Nigerian woman who claimed she was three months pregnant was actually a drug mule bringing heroin to the U.S.
The woman was arrested last week as she got off an Air France flight from Paris, according to the Daily News.
Homeland Security special agent John Moloney says in federal court papers the woman was wearing a loose-fitting dress. But she appeared nervous and was selected for a pat-down search. During a secondary search they noticed brown heroin pellets dropping from her groin area.
The complaint says the 42-year-old woman was taken to a medical facility, where a pregnancy test came back negative. Authorities say she has had more heroin pellets in her intestines. She was hospitalized and will face charges Monday.