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Simone Farrow, Swimsuit Model Accused Of Drug Dealing, Arrested In Australia After Skipping Bail

Posted: 03/19/2012 11:49 am Updated: 03/19/2012 3:28 pm

Simone Farrow
Simone Farrow, an alleged crystal meth dealer, was caught after skipping bail in Australia.

A successful bikini model also accused of international drug dealing was caught in Australia last week.

Simone Farrow, who once posed for Ed Hardy's swimsuit line and was featured in Penthouse magazine, was on the run after skipping out on $150,000 bail that was paid in February by two friends.

The 37-year-old blonde's troubles began in 2009 in Hollywood where Drug Enforcement Administration officials raided her apartment, claiming to find evidence that she masterminded an international crystal meth ring

Australian cops busted the fugitive model again last Wednesday. Farrow's hideout on the Australia's Gold Coast was described as a "cheap hotel" by the Sunday Telegraph.

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She was extradited by flight to Sydney where she arrived crying. She told reporters that she was on the lam because her life was in danger.

"The only reason I've done this is because someone was trying to murder me," Farrow said, adding that she's had "relationships with numerous underworld figures."

"I wasn't trying to flee the country at all," she said. "I was trying to protect myself from being killed or harmed."

Authorities claim she used 19 aliases and concealed meth in packages of bath salts that were shipped Down Under from the U.S.

One member of the supposed trafficking network committed suicide in California after being contacted by U.S. investigators, according to the Sunday Telegraph.

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