Jcan flight attendant jailed in US

January 08, 2016

A Jamaican flight attendant who admitted attempting to smuggle cocaine into the US will serve two and a half years in federal prison.

The sentence was handed down on Wednesday, following a guilty plea by Rohan Myers, 40, last October.

According to www.nbcmiami.com, Myers admitted trying to smuggle more than 6.5 pounds of cocaine into Florida in his spandex underwear.

duct taped

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

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.

Defence lawyer David Oscar Markus says Myers acted completely out of character. Myers is expected to be deported after he serves his prison term.

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