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Volume : 6, Issue : 2, Year : 2021
Article Page : 52-55
Introduction: This study aims to describe the clinical and forensic features of the cocaine body packer in Senegal.
Materials and Methods: This research work is a retrospective and descriptive study. It was conducted based on 19 suspect cases attended for medical care at the Hospital of tambacounda.
Results: Suspects were exclusively male subjects, aged 24 to 33 years and Nigerian citizens. All of them were asymptomatic. Pelvic touch was positive in 42.1% of cases. Abdominal radiography pointed out that all the suspects presented with damage (100%). The average number of drug pellets carried per person was 43+/- 20 units.
Conclusion: Body drug packing is a reality in Senegal. Narcotic drug policies should invest in capacity building by financing effective diagnostic tools.
Keywords: Body packing, Drug smuggling, clinical forensic medicine, Cocaine, Senegal
How to cite : Ngongang F, Bigot C, Nseme E, Soumah M, Sando Z, Clinical and forensic aspect’s of the cocaine body packer in senegal. IP Int J Forensic Med Toxicol Sci 2021;6(2):52-55
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