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J Forensic Leg Med. 2007 Jan;14(1):49-52. Epub 2006 Jan 25.

The fatal case of a cocaine body-stuffer and a literature review - towards evidence based management.

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  • Stockwood Medical Centre, Hollway Road, Stockwood, Bristol BS14 0BU, United Kingdom. guy.norfolk@btinternet.com


The case of a 50-year old female body-stuffer who collapsed and died more than 10h after swallowing a plastic wrap of cocaine is reported. The case is discussed together with a review of the literature in order that guidelines on managing body-stuffers in police custody can be evidence based.

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