A Nigerian drug mule has died in a Spanish airport after cocaine bags inside his body split open – because airport staff refused to touch him fearing he had Ebola.
MailOnline reports that the man collapsed in the customs area of the Madrid-Barajas airport outside the capital after arriving on a flight from Istanbul.
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.
It added: ‘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.’
It later transpired that the man was suffering the effects of a cocaine overdose after several bags of the drug burst in his stomach.
A passenger accompanying the Nigerian later told police that he had flown from Madrid to Istanbul on October 14 and had not been to Nigeria for four years.