A UK man caught trying to smuggle cocaine into Belgium by hiding it in an artificial penis, could face over two years in prison.
The man was arrested in February when he arrived at Brussels airport on a flight from Jamaica.
He initially failed a drugs test, with border agents detecting the presence of cocaine.
He was taken to a local hospital for further examination, where officials found that he had secreted 127g of cocaine inside an artificial penis.
The arrested man told investigators that he was visiting his mother in Jamaica when an acquaintance offered him cocaine and he took the drug for personal use only, planning to take it when he returned home.
Although prosecutors could not prove that the man was acting as a drug “mule” for an organised group, they still asked for a sentence of 36 months.
His defence argued that he was in poor health and would suffer from a custodial sentence.
“My client has kidney failure and needs to exercise as well as follow a proper diet,” his lawyer argued.
The man will be sentenced on June 24.