Mario Dacruz was arrested at George Finest Belfast Metropolis Airport after arriving on a flight on Monday.
The 52-year-old, with an handle at Rua Armando Lucena in Lisbon, allegedly had a amount of cocaine in his possession.
He appeared earlier than Belfast Magistrates’ Courtroom charged with making an attempt to import the Class A drug.
An investigating detective stated he may join Dacruz to the alleged offence.
No additional particulars have been disclosed, and bail was not sought in the course of the transient listening to.
Defence solicitor John McAtamney confirmed: “He has no ties to Northern Eire.”
Dacruz was remanded into custody to seem once more by video-link on August 29.
Belfast Telegraph Digital