No. 90-1657.

936 F.2d 936 (1991)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Babatunde YAKUBU, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided July 8, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Barry R. Elden, Pamela Pepper, Asst. U.S. Attys., Office of U.S. Atty., Crim. Receiving, Appellate Div., Chicago, Ill., for plaintiff-appellee.

Craig J. Katz, Chicago, Ill., for defendant-appellant.

Before CUDAHY and COFFEY, Circuit Judges, and FAIRCHILD, Senior Circuit Judge.


This case involves a "balloon swallower" who attempted to smuggle narcotics into this country hidden in his alimentary canal. After a bench trial, Babatunde Yakubu was convicted of one count of possession with intent to distribute 334 grams of a mixture containing heroin in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and one count of willfully importing 334 grams of a mixture containing heroin in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 952. He appeals from the district...

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