Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bad Girls

We're starting to think that Latin American beauty pageants need to start offering significantly larger cash prizes if they want to avoid stories like this:

A Colombian beauty queen has been arrested in Argentina on charges of leading a drug trafficking ring.

Angie Sanclemente Valencia, 31, is accused of persuading young women to smuggle cocaine from Argentina to Europe via Mexico.

Ms Sanclemente won the popular title of Coffee Queen in 2000, but had to return it when it was discovered she was married, in breach of the beauty pageant's rules.

Prosecutors say she recruited other young models to travel, often as first class passengers, from Argentina to the Mexican city of Cancun and on to Europe carrying cocaine.

The Argentine press, who have dubbed her "Narco Queen", say she moved to Mexico in 2005 where she became romantically involved with a well-known drug trafficker known as The Monster.

An arrest warrant was issued for her after a 21-year-old model was found carrying 55kg of cocaine boarding a flight to Cancun, Mexico.

For those not fluent in the metric system, 55kg is about 120 pounds of cocaine. In carry-on luggage. Carried by a 21-year-old woman who, by definition, attracts attention with her looks. And yet, having passed through a number of Mexican airports, we can see why that probably seemed like a pretty good plan at the time.

If The Coffee Queen winds up sharing a cell with the 2008 Miss Mexico First Runner-up, we'll have ourselves a blockbuster reality show.

2 comments:

Joy said...

I can see where she's been laundering her money, but looks like she got a bum deal on her implants, though. Unless Colombians naturally sport a third breast on their left wrist?

Burro Hall said...

Hey, you don't think you win Miss Coffee Queen by tap-dancing and twirling a baton, do you?