In what sounds like a plot line from acclaimed Irish drama Love/Hate, Valencia police have reported that a 39-year-old Irishman known as `Philip G´ has been arrested after throwing two suitcases out of his 8th floor bedroom window at the four star Tryp Valencia Oceanic Hotel.
Fortunately nobody was injured as the suitcases crashed to the ground beside the pool, but unfortunately for Philip G, as they burst open, 59 kg of cocaine spilled out all over the poolside area.
Police were called by the hotel receptionist. Philip G is believed to have suffered a paranoia attack and set about disposing the drugs after confusing noise from nearby hotel guests with that of a rival drug gang intent on stealing his drugs. He attempted to hide packages of cocaine in the false ceiling and the toilet cistern, before opting to throw them out the window.
As chaos erupted by the poolside, Philip managed to lock himself out of his room and had to go to reception to ask for a replacement key. Unfortunately that exact moment saw the arrival of two police officers. The receptionist confirmed that Philip was the guest in room 801, he was promptly arrested and the drugs, with an estimated value of 3 million Euros, were confiscated.