Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Guns, Cash and a Tiara
The career of an international beauty queen may have come to an abrupt end on Tuesday when the police announced that she had been arrested in suburban Guadalajara in a Toyota Cruiser stuffed with guns and cash. Laura Zúñiga Huizar, 23, winner of her home state’s Miss Sinaloa contest, placed third in Mexico’s national contest in September and won a Latin America-wide pageant, above, in Bolivia in October. The Jalisco State Police said they arrested Ms. Zúñiga and seven men late Monday, and seized two assault rifles, three smaller guns, ammunition and more than $53,000 in cash. They said one of the men was a leader of the Juárez drug cartel. Mexican pageant officials said they would await the results of an investigation before deciding whether to strip her of her crown.
A report has it that they were caught at a military checkpoint outside Guadalajara. Bright they are not, clearly. Look at all the hardware: assault rifles, handguns, 9 magazines, 633 cartridges and $50,00 in US currency. Her excuse: she was going shopping with the 7 guys, in Bolivia.
El Mañana de Nuevo LaredoEs Reyna...¡Del narco!