Irishman ‘threw suitcases with 55kgs of cocaine out Spanish hotel window’
Published 11/08/2014 | 10:36
AN IRISH drugs trafficker has been arrested - after reportedly throwing two suitcases with 55 kilos of cocaine inside them out of an eighth-floor hotel window during an attack of paranoia.
The 39-year-old is said to have tried to recover the cases after they landed in an internal patio at his hotel in Valencia.
But a receptionist had already called police after finding the drugs scattered over the floor and the dopey drugs smuggler was arrested after finding he was locked out of his room and going to ask for another key.
The incident is said to have happened just before 10pm last Friday at the Hotel Tryp Valencia Oceanic in Valencia.
The Irishman, named only as Philip G, is also reported to have damaged his room by trying to hide cocaine behind ceiling tiles in his room and disconnecting the flush on his toilet.
Detectives believe he suffered an attack of paranoia after consuming drugs - and threw the suitcases out of his window after confusing the noise from guests entering and leaving neighbouring rooms with rival criminals trying to steal his drugs.
Local Valencian paper Las Provincias quoted an unnamed hotel employee as saying: “He disconnected the toilet flush and caused quite a bit of damage in his room.
“He looked like he’s suddenly gone mad after throwing the drugs out of his room.”