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Flight attendant on plane from MoBay caught trying to smuggle cocaine into Florida

Published:Saturday | January 9, 2016 | 10:12 AM
In this file photo, passengers wait to pass through a full-body scanner as they go through security before boarding flights at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, on Dec. 18, 2015.


A flight attendant who admitted to trying to smuggle more than 6.5 pounds of cocaine into South Florida in his spandex underwear has been sentenced to two years and six months in federal prison.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports ( 40-year-old Rohan Myers was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty in October to a drug smuggling charge.

Myers was arrested in September at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after working on a Caribbean Airlines flight from Montego Bay, Jamaica.

US Customs and Border Protection officers said Myers became nervous when they searched his baggage.

Myers admitted he was smuggling cocaine, showing officers four packages duct-taped to his thighs and ankles, concealed in the long-legged compression pants he was wearing under his uniform.

Defense lawyer David Oscar Markus says Myers acted completely out of character.