Hunter S. Thompson laid it out in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,
We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers… and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.
Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
On May 23 a 42 year old Japanese man departed Bogota for Mexico City. He then boarded his connecting flight to Tokyo Narita on Aeromexico. This man caused his transpacific flight to divert to Hermosillo, Mexico when flight crew “noticed a person suffering convulsions and requested to make an emergency landing.”
At 2:25 a.m. local time on May 24 the flight was boarded by paramedics who determined the passenger had died. His body was removed from the aircraft and the flight continued to Tokyo.
An autopsy determined the man died of a drug overdose. His stomach and intestines contained “246 plastic packets of cocaine..measuring 1 by 2.5 centimeters each.”
⭕️ Autopsia revela que fueron 246 envoltorios de narcóticos en el cuerpo del pasajero de origen japonés, lo que le ocasionó la muere en el aeropuerto de #Hermosillo.
— FGJE SONORA (@fgjesonora) May 26, 2019
Ingesting packets of cocaine is a common method of concealing the drug during transport, however it becomes dangerous if a packet leaks or breaks.