Sudden death of a heroin body packer.


This report documents an unusual case in which the analysis of postmortem specimens from a female heroin body packer revealed phenomenally high concentrations of morphine, 6-monoacetylmorphine (6-MAM), caffeine, and codeine. Several condoms containing white powder had split, emptied their contents into the stomach, and then leaked into the peritoneum… (More)


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@article{Joynt1985SuddenDO, title={Sudden death of a heroin body packer.}, author={B P Joynt and Nabil Mikhael}, journal={Journal of analytical toxicology}, year={1985}, volume={9 5}, pages={238-40} }