A British man arrested while trying to smuggle cocaine into Belgium faces up to three years in jail.
The man was arrested in February after officials discovered he had put 127g of cocaine inside a fake penis when he arrived at Brussels airport.
The man after he was caught told investigators that he intended to use the cocaine for personal use once he returned home.
The man was arrested in February when he arrived at Brussels airport on a flight from Jamaica.
According to the New Zealand Herald, the man initially failed a drugs test after border agents detected the presence of cocaine.
He was then taken to a nearby hospital for further examination, where officials found that he had put 127g of cocaine inside an artificial penis.
Prosecutors, unable to prove if the man was a mule or not, asked for a 36-month sentence.
A drug mule is a person who is paid, coerced or tricked into transporting drugs across international borders.
The man’s lawyers argued a sentence of that length would be too severe because of the his health problems.
‘My client has kidney failure and needs to exercise as well as follow a proper diet,’ his lawyer said, according to the New Zealand Herald.