Spanish drug mule dies as coke bags burst
Steve Tallantyre · 16 Oct 2014, 10:53
Published: 16 Oct 2014 10:53 GMT+02:00
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The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon on a TAM Airlines flight from Lima to Sao Paulo.
A statement from Spanish police noted that 45-year-old Spanish citizen Néstor Diaz became ill then died mid-flight, forcing the pilot of the plane to make an emergency landing in Campo Grande, the capital of Brazil's central-western Mato Grosso do Sul state.
An autopsy revealed 38 bags of cocaine in his stomach, some of which had burst mid-flight.
The cause of his death was officially recorded as a heart attack.