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Drug mule had €73k of cocaine

A DRUG mule who swallowed over 1kg of capsules containing cocaine has been jailed for three years.

Armanduas Narkunas (23) travelled from Dublin to Brazil to collect the drugs after responding to an internet advert. The Lithuanian told gardai he spent seven hours in Bolivia swallowing capsules of liquid cocaine.

Narkunas was brought to Beaumont hospital where he passed 61 packages.

Garda Fergus Burke told the court that tests showed the amount swallowed by Narkunas had a street value of €73,462. Narkuas, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of drugs for sale or supply at Dublin Airport on July 15, 2011.