Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Irishman caught smuggling 72 cocaine bags in his intestines (photos)

Scanner images captured at an airport in Brazil show just what it looks like when you try to smuggle 72 bags of cocaine in your abdomen.

A CAT scan released by Brazilian Federal Police on Sept. 16 shows 72 bags loaded with cocaine inside a man’s stomach. (AP)
The enterprising young Irishman, identified as P.B.B., had been trying to board a flight from Sao Paulo to Lisbon en route to Brussels when he was stopped by police, the Irish Independent Times reported. Officials said they were tipped off by the 20-year-old’s nervous behavior.

The bags — some 830 grams of cocaine and worth more than $200,000 — were removed at a nearby hospital. As for P.B.B., he was been charged with international drug trafficking, which means up to 15 years in prison.

See a larger photo of the man’s chock-full intestines below:

Image of a CAT scan of the 72 bags loaded with cocaine. (AP)

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