Colombian model faces death penalty in China for drug trafficking

A top Colombian model is facing the death sentence in China after she was caught with banned substance.


A 22-year-old model from Colombia, Juliana Lopez, who was on her way to the Miss World Modelling Beauty Pageant through China, is staring certain death in the face after she was nabbed with a large quantity of drugs hidden in her laptop, reports Emirate 247.

According to the report, Lopez had stopped over in China to shop for items to stock her classy boutique back home when she was apprehended and with drug trafficking carrying the death sentence in that country, she could receive the capital punishment.

Shortly after she was arrested, her family lost contact and got in touch with the Colombian embassy but were shocked to learn she had been arrested and could face execution.

Chinese officials told the family Lopez was caught with a large quantity of a banned substance inside her laptop.

Her family is now desperately trying to raise funds to visit and cover Lopez's legal costs while the Colombian Foreign Ministry is reportedly assisting her as the investigation goes on, which is expected to take up to two years.

According to Amnesty International, China has the highest execution rate of any country, and carries out more executions than the rest of the world combined.


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