Ground crew are seen parking an Aer Lingus Airbus A320 away from the passenger terminals at Dublin Airport, in the Republic of Ireland in this June 2, 2002 file photograph. Ryanair, Europe's largest low-cost airline, on December 1, 2008, issued a new all-cash offer to buy Irish rival Aer Lingus. Photograph taken on June 2, 2002. REUTERS/Paul McErlane/Files (BELGIUM)

A 24-year-old Brazilian man who became extremely violent and bit another passenger and then died during an Aer Lingus flight had swallowed $63K worth of suspected cocaine, according to the Irish times. The man has been identified as John Kennedy Santos Gurjao, he was flying to Dublin from Lisbon on Monday when one of the pellets burst, causing the passenger to overdose.

"Dr. Bolster took samples for toxicology tests which are expected to confirm the substance is cocaine and if so, the total quantity of drugs found in Mr. Santos Gurjao’s system would have an estimated street value of around €56,000,' the Irish times reported, the current exchange rate of €56,000 in cocaine comes out to just over $63,500.

Gurjao became violent halfway through the two hour flight, when another passenger attempted to restrain him he bit him before suffering an apparent seizure and collapsing, forcing the plane to divert to Cork airport.

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