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Japanese man dies mid-flight after ingesting 246 bags of cocaine

A row of boxes filled with kilos of cocaine wait to be inventoried as evidence for the Justice Department April 4, 2006. (PA2 Bobby Nash/Coast Guard)

A 42-year-old Japanese man who died aboard an airplane shortly after taking off from Mexico City ingested 246 packets of cocaine, officials said.

The man, identified only as Udo “N,” went into cardiac arrest from the overdose, the attorney general’s office for the northern state of Sonora said in a statement Sunday. By the time the plane made an emergency landing and authorities reached the man, he was already dead.

Passengers and personnel aboard the Aeromexico flight said they saw the man convulsing and “suffering from seizures” as the plane made its way for Narita, Japan Friday, the state’s prosecutor’s office said.

Officials did not disclose the nature of the man’s trip, but said he traveled to Mexico City from Bogota, Colombia.

An autopsy was performed after the flight made its emergency stop in Hermosillo. The bags of cocaine were found in his stomach and intestines.

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