Foreigner dies at Lisbon airport

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 08-06-2019 11:00:00 · 2 Comments
Foreigner dies at Lisbon airport

A foreign national died at Lisbon airport on Friday, after collapsing due to complications resulting from having ingested drugs in order to transport them inside his body

"The SEF at Lisbon airport barred a foreign citizen from entering [the country] for being unable to prove the purpose of their stay in Portugal, who eventually collapsed due to complications arising from carrying narcotics inside his body," the service said in a statement.

It reports that the passenger collapsed during admission procedures in the airport’s designated temporary holding space (EECIT), prompting staff to immediately trigger all medical procedures to assist him on the spot. Despite several attempts at resuscitation, the SEF said, the passenger died at 12.40pm

Another foreign national who was also in the EECIT at the time, realising the situation, confessed that he was carrying 90 packets of drugs inside his body.

This passenger was immediately taken to Lisbon’s São José Hospital, where he is to remain observation before being handed over to police, along with the drugs.



I'm shocked at how lenient Portugal is with drug moles. They allow jailed drug moles from Brazil. How can they give this jailed record poeple visas entry inside Portugal knowing this people sell/deliver drugs.

by Ethel from Lisbon on 11-06-2019 08:19:00

Serves him right. I hope they bill the other one for the cost of medical services provided, as the public health system in a country is designed to cater for genuinely sick people, not people who are the cause of their own misfortune. The Portuguese taxpayer should not be funding medical care for drug traffickers.

by Fred Hunt from Lisbon on 10-06-2019 10:06:00
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