PHOTO: Former Vancouver real estate agent Patryk Gwardys is now serving a six-year sentence for attempting to smuggle drugs into Australia in his stomach. (Patryk Gwardys website)

Patryk Gwardys was arrested with a belly full of cocaine after a flight from Vancouver to Sydney in 2016.

At the height of Vancouver’s housing boom in 2016, Patryk Gwardys was clearing $150,000 a year as a real estate agent.

He had a website full of listings and a profile on LinkedIn. Then he decided to take a trip to Australia.

Nearly three years later, Gwardys’ recorded voice still answers his cell phone number, but the mailbox is full. His real estate licence lapsed weeks after what turned out to be a one-way trip to the land down under. For all intents and purposes, he vanished.