A Nigerian drug smuggler has died in a Spanish airport after several bags of cocaine burst in his stomach.
The unidentified man collapsed in the customs area of the Madrid-Barajas airport and upon hearing that the man was from Nigeria, staff were too afraid to approach the man and left him in shivers on the airport floor.
Spain's El Mundo newspaper reports that the man, who had landed on a flight from Istanbul on October 18, died 90 minutes later from a massive drugs overdose,
'A civil guard officer initially positioned the man on his side and identified him from personal documents.When it was clear he was a Nigerian, no one dared touch him.'Medical staff decided immediately that there was a risk that this could be a case of Ebola.'
A passenger accompanying him later told police that he had flown from Madrid to Istanbul on October 14 and had not been to Nigeria for four years.