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Flight Attendant Smuggles 6.5 Pounds of Cocaine in His Underwear

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | October 30, 2015

Flight Attendant Smuggles 6.5 Pounds of Cocaine in His Underwear

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A flight attendant admitted Wednesday to attempting to smuggle 6.5 pounds of cocaine into South Florida by hiding the drugs in his spandex compression underwear.

According to a report from Paula McMahon of South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Caribbean Airlines flight attendant Rohan Myers, 39, arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Sept. 8 from Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Authorities became suspicious of Myers when he arrived and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers began searching his luggage. The man reportedly became very nervous and started sweating profusely, and officials pulled him aside for a private search.

When the customs agents pulled the man into a private room, he admitted to carrying drugs and removed his spandex compression underwear to reveal four molded inserts strapped to his legs that contained the 6.5 pounds cocaine.

On Wednesday, Myers pleaded guilty to a drug-smuggling charge in federal court and faces three years in prison when he is sentenced in January. Myers' lawyer David Oscar Markus told the Sun-Sentinel that he would ask the judge to impose a less severe punishment.

In the court documents obtained by McMahon, Myers told police that he was approached by a man in Jamaica about smuggling the cocaine into the country. The two men met a few hours before the flight and attached the drugs to his body.

Myers was to be paid 10,000 for smuggling the cocaine. He has been in jail since he was arrested.


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