June 24, 2021

Caribbean Airways Flight attendant who smuggled cocaine in spandex underwear jailed

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flight-attendantFrom FOX News

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.

U.S. 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.

For more on this story go to: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/01/07/flight-attendant-who-smuggled-cocaine-in-spandex-underwear-gets-prison-time.html

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Caribbean Airlines flight attendant jailed in US for drug smuggling attempt

By Caribbean360 From St Lucia news Online

CARIBBEAN360 – A Caribbean Airlines flight attendant who tried to smuggle more than 6.5 pounds of cocaine into the United States, hidden inside compression underwear he wore under his uniform, has been sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison.

Jamaican Rohan Myers’ jail term will be followed by three years of supervised release.

He admitted to his crime and was sentenced on Wednesday, four months after being arrested at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

According to the Sun Sentinel, the 40-year-old father of two tearfully apologized in court for his actions.

He told Judge William Dimitrouleas he had been promised $10,000 by a man back in Jamaica if he delivered the illegal drugs and it was his first time being a drug mule.

For more on this story go to: http://www.stlucianewsonline.com/caribbean-caribbean-airlines-flight-attendant-jailed-in-us-for-drug-smuggling-attempt/#sthash.OCshdiA0.dpuf

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