Man Dies In Venezuelan Hotel Room

An as yet unnamed man has died in a Venezuelan hotel room when the cocaine filled condoms he was carrying in his stomach burst.

It is believed the man in his early 30’s had links to a Co Sligo-based crime family.

Police in the Venezuelan capital said they found the man dying in a hotel in the city on Wednesday.

The dead man was from the Athlone area and is understood to have linked up with the Sligo crime family when he met family members in jail.

Two associates in their 20s from Galway are due in court in Caracas today.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said last night consular assistance was being provided and an official was traveling from the Irish Embassy in Mexico.


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