Dirty Undies: Flight Attendant Smuggled Cocaine From Jamaica to U.S. in His Pants
Though the airplane fire on the tarmac has Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale International Airport in the news across the country, another news story caught my attention concerning the airport.
The New York Post is reporting that on September 8th, 39 year old Jamaican flight attendant Rohan Myers was pulled aside by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers because of his anxious and suspicious behavior. When his luggage was searched, Myers grew increasingly agitated before blurting out “I have cocaine on me; I’m supposed to take it to the hotel.”
That’s pretty much the opposite of what an experienced drug smuggler would do.
Reportedly this was Myers first attempt at drug trafficking. He got drawn into the scheme by temptation: the man he was delivering the cocaine for offered him $10,000 for successfully completing the transaction. It probably goes without saying that he won’t be receiving that money.
A strip search revealed four packages containing cocaine duct taped to his legs and concealed under athletic compression underpants.
As of this moment, Rohan Myers is in custody, awaiting sentencing in January. He’s expected to serve 3 years in prison,which in all honesty is probably better than what he would face as a free man. Freedom would likely lead to a significant threat to his life; no matter if he stays in the U.S. or returns to Jamaica, he’ll likely eventually have to deal with the consequences of his failure in the smuggling plot. I suppose he’s probably glad to have 3 years in prison and away from the possible dangers awaiting him.
While I don’t necessarily want to promote sympathy for drug traffickers, I can’t help but have a bit of compassion for Myers. I don’t think he had any real malicious intent, nor do I think he would repeat the offense, if his behavior is anything to go by. He’s a man who let temptation and greed get the better of him and ended up in a terrible predicament. In poverty-stricken Jamaica, the promise of $10,000 is life-changing. It just goes to show how one bad choice can change your life forever.
Do you think Myers should face more or less time? Let us know in the comments!
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Alexandrea Holder is a South Florida native working toward double Master’s degrees in Psychology and English. She finds the psychological aspects of addiction and mental illness fascinating, as both are prevalent in her family’s history. When not researching and spreading addiction awareness, Alexandrea enjoys sparring, artistic pursuits, and admiring puppies online.