Caribbean Airlines flight attendant, Rohan Myers, 40 has been sentenced to two years and six months in a federal prison in the United States after he admitted to smuggling more than 6.5 pounds of cocaine into South Florida, hidden inside his underwear.
Mayers, a father of two from Jamaica, was sentenced this week after pleading guilty in October. He was arrested in September after working on a flight from Montego Bay, Jamaica, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Customs and Border Protection officers in the United States said Mayers became very nervous and sweated profusely when they searched his baggage and questioned him about athletic compression pants in his luggage. Myers broke down and admitted he was smuggling cocaine and showed officers, four packages strapped to his thighs and ankles, held in place by long-legged compression underwear.
At his sentencing Mayers told the judge that a man in Jamaica had promised him US$10,000 if he delivered the illegal drugs into the United States. He added that it was the first time he had ever engaged in activities as a drug mule.
Mayer said that he accepted responsibility for his actions and would never set foot inside a court again.
His two year jail term will be followed by three years of supervised release.