Colombian beauty queen-cum-model arrested in Argentina on drugs charge

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London, May 27 (ANI): Argentine Police have arrested a Colombian model, who was accused of leading a drug-trafficking gang that persuaded pretty young women to smuggle cocaine to Mexico.

She had been evading Argentine police for five months, The Telegraph report.

Angie Sanclemente Valencia had been hiding out in Buenos Aires since December, when airport police caught the 21-year-old with 121 pounds of cocaine in her baggage boarding a flight to Cancun.

According to the paper, six other alleged gang members were also arrested, and they claimed that Colombia's former "coffee queen" was the group's ringleader.

Argentina's media had dubbed Sanclemente the "Narco Queen," but two officials involved in the case said that her specific role in the smuggling organisation is yet to be established.

"When they organised the trafficking of cocaine to Mexico, she participated in the meetings," said one source.

Police were able to establish Sanclemente's identity because she had made quite an impression upon her arrival in Argentina, flying first class with a Pomeranian dog, another official said.

Sanclemente has declared her innocence on Facebook, where she posted pictures of Buenos Aires dated after Interpol issued a warrant for her arrest, and her mother arrived in the country weeks ago to help with her defence.

Sanclemente is a native of Barranquilla, Colombia. (ANI)

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