MSNBC – Handout medical image released by the Brazilian Federal Police showing bags with cocaine inside the gastrointestinal tract of a 20-year-old Irish national arrested by police at Congonhas airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on September 12. The man, identified only as P.B.B., was stopped whilst trying to board a flight outbound for Brussels with 72 bags containing almost a kilogram of the drug inside his intestines.
Brazilian police have released X-ray images of an Irishman they allege swallowed dozens of cocaine capsules in an attempt to smuggle the drug out of Sao Paolo.
The 20-year-old was arrested Monday at Sao Paolo’s Congonhas airport as he tried to board a flight to Lisbon, the Irish Independent reported Friday. He was en route to Brussels, the paper said.
The medical images show 72 bags packed with the drug in his gastrointestinal tract.
Police were alerted after authorities noticed his nervous behavior, according to media reports. They said the drugs would have been worth around 150,000 euros ($206,780).
The man, who has only been identified as P.B.B., was reportedly taken to a hospital where the capsules, weighing a total of about two pounds, were removed from his body. It was unclear how this was achieved.
He has been charged with international drug trafficking and could be jailed for up to 15 years, the Independent said.
My mind is literally blown by this. P.B.B – our kook of the week. I just keep repeating, this has to be fake, this has to be fake, this has to be fake, this has to be fake. There’s no way technology is that good… creating such an insanely clear image. There’s no way a human being stuffed that much cocaine into their body. Did he swallow ‘em? Did he shove all that coke up his ass? I’m so fascinated and repulsed by this all at once I don’t even know what to do with myself. I’m in total shock and disbelief and disgust. See those little eye looking things near the waist? I think those are the little string eyelets from sweat pants. Right? And you know this dude needed an expanding waist line. What do stomach acids to do to cocaine bags? I mean, if one of these things break, he’s dead, right? Instantaneous overdose? How much would a drug cartel have to pay you to do this? What’s the dollar amount to put your faith in one of those bags not exploding inside of you? Or that you won’t get caught. That’s assuming, of course, that you’re crazy enough to swallow that stuff or shove it up your bunghole. Wait. Could they have surgically put it in? Just cut him open and stuff those little bags in everywhere? I’m too mind blown to comprehend this and just rambling. I’m done. Just wow.
[lobbed by The King]