Clement Agbapu, 36, was arrested after the incident this past weekend.
Investigators say Agbapu arrived in Philadelphia from Nigeria after a layover in the U.K. at about 2:30 p.m on Friday, February 18th.
Officers allegedly detected "inconsistencies" in his answer to routine questions, and discovered his stomach to be distended.
He consented to an x-ray at a local hospital in which officers found something suspicious. The next morning, police say he passed the pellets of heroin.
The pellets contained a total of two pounds, 11 ounces of heroin worth an estimate $86,000.
Authorities say ingesting narcotics for concealment is highly dangerous, and carriers have been known to die a very painful death when pellets breach.
Agbapu faces charges including possession with intent to deliver. He is being held on $50,000 bail.