A Brazilian man was caught trying to smuggle 1kg of cocaine into Portugal, by giving himself a very pert, fake bottom.

The cocaine was packaged as two buttocks and hidden in the lining of a pair of swimming togs.

The man and an accomplice arrived at Lisbon International airport on a flight from the city of Belem do Para, in northern Brazil, the Daily Mail reported.

The two men have made their first appearance in court and are being held without bail.

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Budgie smuggler: The cocaine was packaged as two fake buttocks and hidden in the lining of a pair of swimming trunks worn by a Brazilian man arrested at Lisbon International airport. Photo / Police
Budgie smuggler: The cocaine was packaged as two fake buttocks and hidden in the lining of a pair of swimming trunks worn by a Brazilian man arrested at Lisbon International airport. Photo / Police

The pair, aged 32 and 40, are facing drugs trafficking charges, Lisbon police said.

The arrests come a few weeks after Portuguese and Spanish police busted a Colombian drug ring trying to smuggle cocaine in pineapples.

A cocaine bust in Spain in November had led police to an import company shipping fruit from Panama to Portugal and to a search of ships at the port of Lisbon.

The searches uncovered wax-covered cylinders hidden inside pineapples and containing more than 300kg of cocaine in all.

Also seized was €400,000 ($679,000) in cash.

The Iberian Peninsula is a major entry point for cocaine and other drugs to Europe, either directly from Latin America or via North and West Africa.