Monday, March 19, 2012

Swimsuit model arrested for leading drug cartel

International swimsuit model Simone Farrow has been arrested again for her alledge double life as the mastermind of a International drug smuggling ring. Farrow is said to have operated out of a Hollywood apartment and has been arrested in Australia after she skipped out on bail over a month ago.

Simone Farrow, who was once the face of the Ed Hardy brand of swimwear, under the stage name of "Simone Starr" used 19 different aliases to ship methamphetamine around the world by FedEx and even the postal service, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency and Australian police.

The 37-year-old, who was arrested in Queensland on Australia's Gold Coast and extradited to Sydney last week, denied the charges and claims that she was in hiding after running for her life.

"The only reason I've done this is because someone was trying to murder me," Farrow told Australia's Sunday Telegraph. "I've been in ... relationships with numerous underworld figures or whatever you want to call them and I feel that maybe they feel threatened by my situation."

Farrow was first arrested in October 2009 after flying to Australia while the United States DEA was raiding her Sunset Boulevard apartment, allegedly seizing drugs and documents.

After having a friend post her $150,000 bond in February, Farrow skipped bail. Police in Australia finally caught up with Farrow last week, at a cheap Gold Coast hotel.

Under the stage name Simone Starr, Farrow was a bikini model, pin-up girl and a Penthouse magazine "pet," while making FHM magazine's Sexiest Women In The World list three times. Farrow was also promoting herself as a singer/songwriter, and on her website, as a would-be reality show star.

Australian authorities now insist that behind that high-fashion facade, Farrow was leading a double life trafficking high-grade crystal meth, hiding them in shipments of bath salts.

"It's not uncommon in the modeling and entertainment industry," former special agent Brad Garrett told ABC News. "If your skill set doesn't take you any place else, where's it going to take you? A quick buck would be distributing methamphetamine. It tells me that she was not that sophisticated, and she may be desperate for money."

Investigators are saying that Farrow was the brains behind the "ongoing criminal enterprise," which they purport involved at least seven people.

One of the members of the alleged drug syndicate committed suicide in a Hollywood motel after being contacted by US authorities, the Sunday Telegraph reported.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great submission. I see some people online thinking this is something funny because a swimsuit model was involved. There is another cartel operating that is made up of all female models. Blogging about any cartels is always risky and dangerous. Mainstream media is threatened for getting these stories to the public. That's why you see that not many of them are covering this issue anymore. They have been threatened into silence. All that's left is the bloggers.


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