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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) —  A judge sentenced a South Florida flight attendant for attempting to smuggle drugs in his underwear.

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On Wednesday, a judge sentenced Rohan Myers, 40, to 2.5 years in federal prison, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

Myers had 6.5 pounds of cocaine lodged in his long-legged compression underwear when he was arrested in September at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

He had been working on a Caribbean Airlines flight from Montego Bay, Jamaica the day of his arrest.

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The flight attendant became nervous and started sweating profusely when they searched his baggage and began questioning him about compression pants in his luggage, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers said.

Authorities said he immediately admitted to smuggling cocaine and showed officers four packages strapped to his thighs and ankles. The drugs were being held in place by the underwear beneath his uniform.

Myers reportedly told them it was his first attempt at drug smuggling after a man in Jamaica told him he would be paid $10,000 if the delivery was made.

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The flight attendant told the Judge on Wednesday the arrest had a traumatic effect on his whole family.