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Pilot hospitalized after cocaine balloons he swallowed in smuggling operation exploded in his stomach

By Mason White 12:53 PM May 29, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A pilot was rushed to a hospital after cocaine balloons he swallowed exploded in his stomach, police in Texas said.

Houston Police said that the pilot of a commercial airline, swallowed the cocaine balloons to transport them to South America.

He is under arrest at the Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. 49-year-old Stanley Rafael Hill of McKinney, was charged with felony drug possession with intent to deliver. The incident began just before boarding the flight to Colombia.

Hill ingested 62 small bags of cocaine paste. Hill was a passenger on a commercial flight. He was not flying the plane.

After the bags burst Hill sought help. Bail was set at $500,000.