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Latest Andean Export: Beauty Queens For Mexican Narcos?

First Posted: 01/21/11 04:35 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:25 PM ET

Alicia Machado
FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2006 file photo, former 1996 Miss Universe, Alicia Machado of Venezuela, poses for photographers before receiving recognition from Mexico's Playboy magazine in Mexico City. Machado said in a statement on April 23, 2010 that she never had a relationship with Mexico's Gerardo Alvarez Vazquez, also known as "El Indio," who was arrested April 22, 2010 on drug trafficking charges in Mexico. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

McClatchy:

Mexican drug lords may be importing more than cocaine from the Andean region. It looks as if they're also bringing in beauty queens and models as girlfriends.

The latest case may be that of Juliana Sossa, the winner of a 2008 Colombian beauty pageant, who was arrested Tuesday alongside a man who's accused of leading a drug gang.

Read the whole story: McClatchy

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