He allegedly told investigators that he intended to use the cocaine for personal use once he returned home.
Prosecutors did not prove the man, who said he got the drugs while visiting his mom in the Caribbean county, was a “mule,” but still asked for a 36-month sentence, the report said.
Defense attorneys argued such a sentence is too severe since the man is in poor health.
“My client has kidney failure and needs to exercise as well as follow a proper diet,” his lawyer said, according to the report.
The man is set to be sentenced on Wednesday.