Woman indicted on charges of heroin smuggling


A woman arrested at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on heroin smuggling charges has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

U.S. Attorney David E. Nahmias said on Wednesday that 24-year-old Zanada Moses of Baltimore, Md., was indicted on charges of importation of and possession with the intent to distribute heroin with an estimated street value of $1 million.

Nahmias says Moses arrived at the airport after a flight from Panama City, Panama on Jan. 15.

He said that during a customs inspection, officers recovered about two pounds of heroin, with some of it hidden inside the defendant's body and some taped to her stomach.

Her attorney, Thomas Hawker, says he will enter a not guilty plea. Arraignment is expected later this week.

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