64 Year-old Ghanaian woman carrying dried FISH stuffed with heroin sentenced in New York

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New York City prosecutors sentenced a 64-year-old Ghanaian woman to more than two years in prison Friday for stuffing heroin inside dried fish and trying to smuggle the drug-filled treats into the United States.

The fishy smuggler was caught by officials at John F. Kennedy airport with three kilos of heroin, after an attentive customs agent singled her out for inspection upon her arrival last February on a flight from Amsterdam originating in Ghana, the New York Daily News reported

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Rose Amanor’s 27-month sentence was short compared to the six-and-a-half years in prison prosecutors originally threatened.Trying to excuse herself, the woman blamed her son for coercing her to bring the heroin to the US, according to the Daily News