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Caracas, Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela
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Irishman dies in Venezuela

The death occurred after a suspected drug-smuggling attempt went wrong.
Mar 23rd 2012, 9:31 AM 3,593 17

AN IRISHMAN has died following his collapse at a hotel in Caracas, Venezuela after a suspected attempt to smuggle drugs resulted in cocaine-filled condoms bursting in his body.

The Department of Foreign affairs has confirmed that the man is originally from the Athlone area and is aged in his 30s.

The department is providing consular assistance to his family following the death.

It is understood that two other Irishmen who were travelling with him are being held on drugs charges in Caracas, RTÉ reports.

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