When it comes to things you should never do in China, smuggling drugs is near the top of the list. That’s because getting busted with drugs in China is a crime punishable by life in prison or even execution. Sadly, this is a lesson that 22-year-old Colombian model Juliana Lopez is learning the hard way.
Reportedly, Lopez was caught trying to smuggle psychoactive drugs in her computer at the Guangzhou airport on July 18. She was arrested, and her family lost contact with her. However, her arrest has been confirmed by Chinese officials.
Lopez recently won the Miss Antioquia beauty pageant and was scheduled to participate in the Miss World Medellin pageant this week. Unfortunately, that no longer seems possible, as the model is facing the daunting drug charges.
Juliana’s family and friends are currently trying to raise money for her to hire a top-notch lawyer and get her mother to China to see her.