A magazine swimsuit model, Simone Farrow (stage name Simone Starr), wanted in the U.S. for drug trafficking was caught in an Australia beach community.
Farrow escaped capture from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Australia authorities for more than a month. However, the blonde swimsuit model was located and extradited to Sydney, Australia and will face multiple drug trafficking charges.
According to the DEA, the model ran a worldwide drug ring from her Hollywood apartment using 19 different aliases and moved crystal meth to a number of countries using the United States Post Office and FedEx.
Authorities in Australia apprehended Farrow at a motel without incident. The model claimed that she fled law enforcement officers because cartel leaders wanted her dead.
"The only reason I've done this is because someone was trying to murder me,: Farrow said to 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."
The DEA contends the 37-year-old model divvied up large amounts of crystal meth in her Sunset blvd. apartment and disguised the drugs by using a variety of bath salts or fountain kits. The DEA also collected drugs and documents proving the model was trafficking drugs in her apartment.The Australian Sunday Telegraph also reported that a known associate of a drug syndicate recently committed suicide in Hollywood after U.S. law enforcement officials contacted the man’s involvement with Farrow.
Farrow is best known for her Ed Hardy swimsuit advertisements, Penthouse “pet” status and FHM's three-year run on their “Sexist Women in the World” list.
Farrow faces numerous drug trafficking charges and is due in court this week.
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