Suspected of smuggling drugs, a Bolivian national was intercepted in Delhi but later died apparently due to cardiac arrest.
It is said that the customs officials had suspicion of him smuggling drugs. He suffered a cardiac arrest shortly after he underwent a medical examination requested by the officials.
The now deceased Bolivian man has been identified as Salomon Edgar Vaca Arambel, in his forties, and had arrived from been coming from Addis Ababa.
He was intercepted by the customs officials at the Delhi International Airport.
Though the searches were carried out on him, the officials could not find anything on him.
They then decided to get him checked up to ascertain whether he may have anything concealed in his body cavity.
The customs officials took him before a designated magistrate to get permission to conduct a medical examination on him.
After getting the magistrate’s nod, his medical examination was conducted at the RML hospital, where an x-ray of his chest and lower abdomen was done.
Nothing suspicious was found in the medical examination, the sources said.
But as they were returning, Arambel felt sick and was admitted at Medanta hospital by customs officials.
He suffered a cardiac arrest in the hospital and died there, it was informed.>