Cawich, Shamir O.; Williams, Eric W.; Evans, Necia R.; Johnson, Peter
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Occupational hazard: Treating cocaine body packers in Caribbean countries.
International Journal of Drug Policy
Date of Publication
Body packing is a common method of smuggling cocaine where individuals ingest several drug-filled parcels for transport. When identified by the authorities, body packers are usually taken to hospital for evaluation. There are several points during management of these patients when the health care team may be placed at risk. We explore the hazards encountered during the management of these patients in developing Caribbean nations.....