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Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Cawich, Shamir O.; Downes, Ross; Martin, Allie C.; Evans, Necia R.; Mitchell, Derek I.; Williams, Eric
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Article Title
Colonic perforation: a lethal consequence of cannabis body packing
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Journal Title
Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
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Date of Publication
2010
Volume ID
17
Issue ID
5
Page(s)
269-271
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Location/URL
https:; www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1752928X10000314
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Abstract
Body packing is one method of smuggling cannabis across international borders. The practice is prevalent in Jamaica. There has been one reported death from this practice in medical literature. We report a second fatal case of cannabis body packing, reinforcing the dangerous nature of this practice.