Man who died after biting fellow airplane passenger 'had £41,000 of drugs in his stomach'

Man who died after biting fellow airplane passenger 'had £41,000 of drugs in his stomach'
Published: 2015 October 20 08:20:48 (7687 Views)
Investigators have revealed that they found €56,000 (£41,000) of drugs inside a man who died after biting another passenger on an Aer Lingus flight.

Named as Brazilian John Kennedy Santos Gurjao, 24, he had a violent seizure on the flight from Lisbon to Dublin on Sunday before he died.

The drugs – believed to be nearly 2lbs of cocaine in 80 pellets – were found inside his abdomen and a woman he was travelling with was arrested under the Drug Trafficking Act.

Police said they found amphetamine in the Portuguese woman's luggage

Passengers described how he was being restrained by crew and passengers after becoming erratic when he bit one of them.

He then passed out and never regained consciousness.



Passenger John Leonard, from Midleton, County Cork, told 96FM: 'There was a lot of commotion and cabin crew rushed to the back of the plane.

The other 167 passengers on flight EI485 were kept on board for two hours after it landed at 5.40pm before being interviewed by gardai and offered bus transfers to Dublin.

Mr Leonard said passengers remained 'extraordinarily calm' but were in shock following the incident.

Aer Lingus described the incident as a 'medical emergency'.

The post-mortem examination is to be carried out in an attempt to establish if the man suffered a seizure or had an underlying medical condition or if there was another reason for his condition.

The arrested woman was being questioned at Togher Garda Station in Cork city.



Source - Metro

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