A man died on a flight after swallowing 246 bags of cocaine. The Japanese man began to have seizures on the flight bound for Japan’s Narita International Airport.
Not long into the plane’s journey from Mexico City pilots were forced to make an emergency landing in Mexico’s Sonora state in the north of the country.
The man, name as Udo N, had caught a connecting flight from Colombian capital Bogota when he died of a swelling of the brain caused by a drug overdose.
Paramedics boarded the plane once it landed at the airport in Hermosillo, but it was too late. During the autopsy 246 bags, measuring 2.5cm long and 1cm wide, were found in the 42-year-old’s stomach and intestines. Following the emergency landing the 198 passengers still on the flight were able to complete their journey.