Belfast Telegraph

Irish man stopped with drugs in gut

An Irish man has been arrested with nearly two pounds of cocaine in his gut, Brazilian federal police said.

Police are identifying the 20-year-old suspect only by his initials, PBK.

Investigators said he tried to board a flight in Sao Paulo, headed to Brussels.

Officers became suspicious because the man appeared nervous. When questioned, he admitted he had swallowed capsules of cocaine.

He was taken to a hospital, where he expelled 72 capsules containing at total of 1.8lb (830g) of the drug.

The hospital released a CT scan showing the man filled with oval-shaped capsules.

He was arrested and is being held on suspicion of international drug trafficking.

If found guilty, he faces five to 15 years in prison.

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