Italian drug mule dies at Schiphol

19th December 2008, Comments 0 comments

The drug smuggler collapsed at the Amsterdam’s airport after cocaine pellets he swallowed burst.

AMSTERDAM – An Italian drug smuggler died at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport after cocaine pellets he swallowed burst, authorities said Thursday.

The man, who arrived from Florence, had swallowed 30 cocaine pellets, said forensic investigators. At least one of them burst, causing him to collapse at the airport after he landed on Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency services were not able to reanimate him, said a Schiphol spokesman.

Border police said the pellets were wrapped in sticky tape and were poorly sealed.

[Radio Netherlands / AFP / Expatica]

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