Cocaine pellets removed from a 48-year-old man’s stomach after he tried to smuggle them into Australia. (CNN)Sitting on a nine-hour flight from Thailand to Australia can be uncomfortable at the best of times. A 48-year-old Australian man smuggling 1.1 kilograms (2.4 pounds) of cocaine in his stomach admitted he was carrying the drugs to police at Sydney Airport, shortly after arriving on a flight from Thailand on September 1. The man, who lives in Thailand, had passed a baggage examination when he told police he had ingested a large number of packets filled with cocaine.