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| 5/28/2010 12:00:00 AM

Colombian beauty queen accused of getting models to smuggle cocaine is arrested in Argentinian youth hostel

May 28--Angie Sanclemente Valencia had been hiding out in Buenos Aires since December, when airport police caught a 21-year-old Argentine woman with 121lbs of cocaine in her baggage boarding a flight to Cancun.

That led to arrests of six other alleged gang members who allegedly fingered Colombia's former 'coffee queen' as a ringleader.

Argentina's media quickly dubbed Sanclemente the 'Narco Queen,' but two officials involved in the case said her specific role in the smuggling organization has not been established.

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

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

The 30-year-old model was captured in a hostel for foreigners in the fashionable Palermo neighborhood, airport police spokesman Maximiliano Lencina said.
 
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