Man Who Died On A Flight From Colombia To Japan Found To Have Hundreds Of Cocaine Packets Inside His Body
Swallowing a large number of drugs doesn’t seem like the smartest idea, but that hasn’t stopped people from attempting to smuggle contraband by ingesting illegal substances.
Let’s be real. This has been going on for ages and will likely continue even after the recent news of a man who died in-flight after having ingested 246 packets of cocaine.
An autopsy found hundreds of cocaine packets inside the man’s body.
According to the report, it was determined that his death was caused by a surge in blood pressure, the result of an extreme drug overdose, probably after one of the packets ruptured.
The man was traveling from Bogota, Colombia to Tokyo with a connection in Mexico City. While onboard the Aeromexico flight, Udo appeared to be having a seizure prompting airline personnel to ask the pilot to make an emergency landing in Hermosillo.
In a statement from the Sonora prosecutor’s office, “Crew noticed a person suffering convulsions and requested to make an emergency landing in Hermosillo, Sonora. Paramedics who boarded the plane declared him deceased shortly after their arrival.”
A staggering 246 bags, sized at 1cm by 2.5cm each, were extracted from his stomach and intestines.
The autopsy report indicates the cause of Udo’s death to be swelling of the brain, caused by the overdose.
The man’s death is reflective of the global demand for drugs and the drastic lengths taken to smuggle them worldwide. In the U.S., agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency have reported seeing a slight uptick in the number of migrants being utilized as drug mules as they desperately seek ways to pay off smugglers.
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