Cocaine smuggler dies as drugs burst
A Romanian man smuggling 70 capsules of cocaine inside his body on a flight from Brazil to Portugal died when one burst, Portuguese police say.
The 26-year-old swallowed the packages to take the drug through customs controls, police said, and suffered cardiac arrest when one burst inside him as he flew from Belo Horizonte, around 450km north of Rio de Janeiro, to Lisbon.
An autopsy found the man, who lived in Spain, had 600 grams of cocaine inside his body.
January 9, 2010 - 8:14AM