A passenger who allegedly ingested at least 246 bags of cocaine was not able to get his precious cargo to Japan as planned after he began to have seizures as a result of a drug overdose. The plane made an unscheduled stop in Mexico for urgent medical treatment but it was too late to save the life of the unfortunate would-be drug smuggler.
When a passenger aboard a Mexico City International Airport (MEX) to Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT)-bound flight suddenly began to suffer drug-induced seizures on Wednesday, the plane made an emergency landing at Hermosillo General Ignacio Pesqueira García International Airport (HMO), but the desperate measure was not enough to save the man’s life. Authorities later discovered that the deceased passenger had ingested 246 bags of cocaine in what is being characterized as an ill-conceived smuggling attempt.
Investigators say that the Japanese-national boarded the flight in Mexico City after arriving in the country on a flight from Bogota, Columbia. In a statement, the State of Sonora Fiscalía General de Justicia (FGJE) identified the deceased passenger as “Udo N”. Medical examiners report that the 42-year-old succumbed to cerebral edema caused by a drug overdose.
⭕️ Autopsia revela que fueron 246 envoltorios de narcóticos en el cuerpo del pasajero de origen japonés, lo que le…
An autopsy revealed hundreds of 2.5cm by 1cm plastic packets of cocaine in the man’s stomach contents and digestive tract. Images posted with a statement from officials show a corner’s van receiving a gurney from the aircraft – indicating that Udo N did not survive long enough to be taken to the hospital for treatment. The plane carrying 198 other passengers was permitted to depart for Japan after the body was taken away. No other passengers on the flight were detained, but police say an investigation into the incident will be conducted by federal authorities.
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