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Latin American Idol winner arrested for smuggling Heroin

Former Latin American Idol winner Martha Heredia faces 10 years in prison for smuggling heroin in the Dominican Republic on her way to New York.

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From WENN:

Former Latin American Idol champ Martha Heredia facing drug smuggling charges

Latin singer MARTHA HEREDIA is facing drug smuggling charges after she was arrested at an airport in her native Dominican Republic on Wednesday (20Feb13).

The 22 year old, who found fame as the 2009 winner of Latin American Idol, was allegedly found with 2.9 pounds (1.32 kilograms) of heroin stuffed in the heels of three pairs of platform shoes as she was about to board a flight to New York.

Frank Duran, the National Drug Control Agency’s director for the city of Santiago, reveals the singer was interrogated by police to determine whether she had been working as a drug mule for a trafficking ring.

A statement issued by General Prosecutor Francisco Dominguez writes, “It’s very sad that young people who have so much promise, who were bestowed by life with all the grace in the world and an unquestionable talent, because of ambition, bad advice or simply to obtain money see themselves in situations like this.”

Heredia faces more than 10 years behind bars if convicted. (MT/WNWA/MC)

Latin American Idol winner arrested for smuggling Heroin

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MauiKane
MauiKane

There are several comments about this topic posted under the article about Game of Thrones, season 3, posted on 2/23. Could they be moved here...where they belong. Thanks!

Klope62
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"Martha crashed her vehicle, causing the death of a 16 year old Haitian student who was walking home" ...


Double wow.

Klope62
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Wow. Taylor Hicks doesn't sound all that bad now.