22-year-old Colombian model faces death penalty in China

2 August 2015 / 1 year 2 months ago

22-year-old Juliana Lopez, a model from Colombia, is currrently facing the death penalty in China for smuggling drugs.

According Brobible, Juliana had travelled to China in order to purchase items for the small boutique she runs, however her family lost contact after she’d flown into the city of Guangzhou.

Worried about her whereabouts, her family contacted the Colombian embassy saying that she had vanished. She had apparently flown into the airport in the city of Guangzhou, in the southeast Chinese province of Canton, after which they lost contact with her.

Chinese officials confirmed to the family she had been arrested for drug smuggling. It was not specified what kind of narcotics were inside her laptop but police say they found a large quantity of a banned substance.

Carrying drugs in China is banned, and can carry the death penalty.

Relatives and friends are now desperately trying to collect money to get top lawyers and a team sent over to defend Lopez.

They also want family and friends to travel over to support her.

The investigation could reportedly last between six months and two years.

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