‘Drug mule’ crit­i­cally ill on flight

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An Emi­rates flight from Brazil to Dubai had to be di­verted af­ter a sus­pected drug smug­gler who had in­gested a co­caine pack­age be­came crit­i­cally ill. Nige­rian me­dia re­ported that flight EK262 from Sao Paulo landed in La­gos and the man was rushed to hospi­tal. Screen­ings found four pas­sen­gers had drugs in his stom­ach. Nige­ria’s To­day news­pa­per quoted drug agency Com­man­der Ah­madu Garba as say­ing that the pas­sen­ger com­plained of “se­vere ab­dom­i­nal pains” be­fore suf­fer­ing three seizures. Emi­rates con­firmed the flight di­ver­sion took place.

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