Lingerie model turned drug mule convicted

Colombian lingerie model Angie Sanclemente on Wednesday was convicted of trying to ship cocaine to Europe in her suitcases, and sentenced to more than six years in jail.

Sanclemente, 31, is a former beauty queen and model whom authorities said tried to smuggle cocaine to Europe in late 2009 with a stopover in Cancun, Mexico. She was arrested in a Buenos Aires hostal in May 2010.

Her attorney German Delgado said he would appeal the conviction. He insisted there was no proof and that she should be acquitted as she had no criminal record.

Nicolas Gualco, her boyfriend, also was sentenced to six years and eight months, in the same case, and Venezuelan Gustavo Paez Arneses was sentenced to six years and two months, the court’s information center said.

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