Colombian Beauty Queen Jailed 15 Years For Smuggling Drugs

 
Juliana Lopez, 23, winner of a Colombian beauty pageant has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and ordered to pay a fine of 20,000 yuan (£2,284) after being caught carrying cocaine in Guangzhou, China.

She was allegedly on her way to buy items for her shop on July 18, 2015, when she was discovered at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport with the powder inside a plastic bag, hidden inside her laptop.

Chinese media have reported that she was carrying 610 grams of white powder which when tested was 49 percent cocaine.

She was sentenced to 15 years in prison for drug smuggling and ordered to pay a fine of 20,000 yuan (£2,284) by the Guangzhou Intermediate People's Court.