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Angie Sanclemente Valencia

Sunday, August 29, 2010 |

Angie Sanclemente Valencia also known as Angie Sanselmente Valencia (born 25 May 1979) is a former Colombian beauty queen and lingerie model believed to be the ringleader of one of the world's largest drug syndicates.

Angie Sanclemente Valencia is escorted by police after being arrested at a youth hostel in Buenos Aires.

Valencia is originally from Colombia, where she won the prestigious Reinado Internacional del Café (International Queen of Coffee) beauty pageant in 2000 but was dethroned two days later when it was found she was married.

Valencia's operation is believed to be a "rival empire" to that of her former boyfriend, a Mexican drug baron known as "The Monster". She formed her own cartel after splitting with him. She is alleged to have recruited other models, whom she is quoted referring to as her "unsuspicious, beautiful angels" as drug traffickers, paying them up to around $5,000  per trip to transport cocaine from Argentina to England by way of Cancún.

Valencia's alleged syndicate was believed to have been exposed on December 13, 2009, when a 21-year-old woman, "Ariel L", was arrested with a suitcase containing 55 kg (121 pounds) of cocaine at Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires, Argentina. "L" made no attempt to hide the drugs inside her bags, leading authorities to suspect the ring had help from employees.

She is reported to have been told that no one at the airport would try to stop her, and an investigation was launched to find employees of the airport with possible links to the syndicate. After questioning "L", three additional arrests were made and a warrant was issued for Valencia's arrest.

Authorities believed she was still in Argentina after she fled a hotel where she had been staying with her pomeranian. Investigators attempted to trace her location through the address under which the animal was registered, but it only led them to an abandoned warehouse. In March 2010 Interpol issued an international warrant for her arrest.

Valencia was arrested in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on May 26, 2010, while staying in a local hostel. Police reported that she had registered under a false name and had tried to alter her appearance by dyeing her hair blonde.

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Anonymous said...

Wow, she is really fine! Amazing that along with the article about La Linea using women sicarios makes you laugh at mysogynistic rap lyrics. In order to get ahead in this business you have to be willing to get your hands covered in blood; Be interested to hear the details that emerge from the case and if she is implicated in any murders.

Valentina Isabella said...

Man, she's only 31-years-old, crime doesn't pay. Doing any kind of time is not worth it and it's sad that young people have to learn the hard way. They end up wasting their life away.

Anonymous said...

Who cares if she is 31 yrs old she broke the law she pay her time in prison,i hope she gets life behind bars btw shes ugly bitch cara de marana.

Anonymous said...

Where is Lucia Navarro's report on this?

Anonymous said...

Excuse my French but who the fuck is Lucia Navarro?

Anonymous said...

You are right. It was Lucia's show, but the reporter was not.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

That woman deserve hard punishment. She must be sent to jail. I hope that she will get a long prison sentence. 15 years behind bars would be a good sentence, She must pay for her crime and 15 years in jail would be a good punishment.

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Anonymous said...

la ambicion fue su perdicion

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