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Colombian beauty queen held for drug trafficking

Colombian model Angie Sanclemente Valencia was arrested in Buenos Aires, after months on the run, for allegedly leading a drug trafficking gang.

world Updated: May 28, 2010 02:16 IST

Colombian model Angie Sanclemente Valencia was arrested in Buenos Aires, after months on the run, for allegedly leading a drug trafficking gang.

Sanclemente Valencia, 31, who made a name for herself as a beauty queen and lingerie model, insists that she is innocent. Argentine authorities allege she led a gang that used beautiful women to smuggle cocaine to Europe.

She testified before Argentine courts Thursday, a day after she was arrested at a Buenos Aires youth hostel where she had registered under a false identity. Sanclemente Valencia had dyed her hair blond and only had $36 on her when she was arrested, the Argentine daily Clarin reported Thursday.