Detectives Briscoe and Logan investigate the death of a Nigerian woman, Kelani Amoda, who died soon after her arrival in New York City. She was a drug mule and had ingested packets of heroin but one obviously burst killing her and her unborn child. Her husband was already in New York and she had arranged a job with a Nigerian oil company's US offices. Her visa was sponsored by her tribal chief Ola-Gimja Nwaka who also holds diplomatic status in the United States. ADA Stone has every intention prosecuting Nwaka and receives some cooperation from the Nigerian Embassy's lawyer, Sir Idris Balewa. Stone's case is shaky however but Sir Idris has a solution for that. Written by
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In a nod to real life, the flirtation between Chris Noth
and Beverly Johnson
was not difficult, as the two were in a long-term relationship at the time that would end in 1995. See more
The cab driver speaks about cures for jet lag and mentions what she does when she visits her sister in Tampa. Tampa and New York are in the same time zone, so it is impossible to suffer from jet lag when flying between the two. See more
Detective Mike Logan
Hey, suppose Kelani isn't the only smuggler on the plane? You think Transmission Travel gives frequent swallower miles?
Detective Lennie Briscoe
All I know is, 20 years ago, two Cuba Libres and I'd have the passenger list.
References Let's Make a Deal