Irish man arrested in Spain 'after suitcases of cocaine thrown out hotel window'

An Irish man has been arrested in Spain after reportedly throwing two suitcases of cocaine out of a hotel window in Valencia on Friday night.

It is alleged the man (aged 39) threw the cases, which contained 55kgs of cocaine, out of the eighth floor window during a paranoia attack.

Detectives believe he thought the noise from guests was from rival criminals trying to steal the drugs.

The man tried to recover the cases after they landed in an internal patio, but a receptionist had already called police.

The suspect was caught by officers after he was locked out of his room and went to get another key.

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