Heroin smuggler at Calgary Airport (Reports)

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Heroin smuggler at Calgary Airport (Reports)
Heroin smuggler at Calgary Airport (Reports)
Heroin smuggler at Calgary Airport (Reports)
Heroin smuggler at Calgary Airport (Reports)

A 38-year-old woman is facing charges for allegedly trying to smuggle over a kilogram of heroin through Calgary International Airport.

The woman had allegedly swallowed heroin pellets before passing through security last month, the RCMP said in a statement on Wednesday. She was also allegedly carrying heroin hidden inside her suitcase.

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Police said the amount of heroin seized on the woman worked out to around 13,500 individual doses.

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She was intercepted by the Canada Border Services Agency and later handed off to the RCMP.

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Mariam Salehe, 38, has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and importation of a controlled substance.

She is due to appear in Calgary Provincial Court on Friday.

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