Anatomy Of A Drug Mule of the Day: X-ray images released by Brazilian police claim to show 72 bags of cocaine found inside the gastrointestinal tract of a 20-year-old man they say was trying to smuggle them out of the country.
The Irishman was arrested Monday at Sao Paolo’s Congonhas Airport attempting to board a plane to Lisbon en route to Brussels. He was taken to the hospital, where two pounds of cocaine — a street value of approximately $200k — were extracted from his body.
Police have charged the man they’ve identified as P.B.B. with international drug trafficking. If convicted, he faces a possible 15 years behind bars.
[independent / photoblog.]