110 packets of cocaine found in passenger's stomach

08:28 PM | 7 Sep, 2016
110 packets of cocaine found in passenger's stomach
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SYDNEY - A 48-year-old Australian man admitted he was carrying 110 packets weighing 1.1 kilograms of cocaine in his stomach to police at Sydney Airport, soon after arriving on a flight from Thailand on September 1.

The man, who lives in Thailand, told to police after he passed a baggage examination that he had ingested a large number of packets filled with cocaine.

Later, the man passed 46 pellets containing about 460 grams of cocaine in the custody.

Authorities then took the man to a hospital, where another 64 were removed.

"Importing drugs internally is extremely dangerous as it can lead to serious health risks and even death," Australian Border Force Organized Crime Branch Acting Commander Lesley Dalton said in a statement.

Dalton said the bizarre incident demonstrated the "dangerous" lengths people go to smuggle drugs.