A US national of Lebanese descent died on Thursday in Casablanca’s University Hospital with cocaine capsules in his intestines, said a press release issued by the Moroccan national police.
The 66-year old man was captured on Wednesday at Mohammed V International Airport upon his arrival from Sao Paulo after he was suspected of carrying drugs in his body. The cocaine mule was heading to Cairo.
The body packer was rushed to the Ibn Rochd Hospital after he was not feeling well at the airport, the police said. The 68 cocaine capsules weighing 795 grams were removed from his intestines before the man expired in hospital.
An autopsy will be performed by medical authorities to determine the cause of his death, while investigations are underway to shed light on the circumstances of this drug-smuggling attempt.