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Man dies on flight after ingesting 246 bags of cocaine

News 28/05/2019

A Japanese man has died on a flight from Mexico City after ingesting a jaw-dropping 246 bags of cocaine.

The flight - on it's way to Japan's Narita International Airport - had to make an emergency landing in Mexico after the man began to have seizures.

Authorities later said the man died of a cerebral edema caused by a drug overdose.

According to a statement by the attorney general in Sonora, Mexico, the 246 bags were found in his stomach and intestines during the autopsy.

The man - identified by authorities as Udo N - started his journey in the Colombian capital of Bogotá.

Mexico's federal authorities are now set take over the investigation.