Belgian drug courier dies in Peru
27 July 2004
BRUSSELS – A Belgian man has died in Peru in an attempt to smuggle 150 capsules of cocaine in his stomach, it was reported on Tuesday.
Anti-drug police said that Salvatore Ruzagilizia, 25, was found in a Lima hotel suffering from stomach pains.
He had swallowed 80 capsules of cocaine and intended to swallow another 70, before flying to Holland with them.
He was found with a passport and an airline ticket to the Netherlands, with a stopover in Madrid.
He was taken to hospital, but doctors were unable to save him.
At least one of the capsules had burst inside him.
Doctors also discovered he had been infected with the HIV virus, which can cause AIDS.
[Copyright Expatica 2004]
Subject: Belgian news