Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Penthouse Pet Simone Farrow jailed for smuggling meth

In late 2016 a former Penthouse model was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in jail for helping smuggle crystal meth concealed in bath products. Simone Farrow, 41, played a principal role in helping to smuggle methamphetamine into Australia over a seven-and-a-half-month ­period before her arrest in October 2009.
She left Australia for the US after escaping a parcel bomb addressed to her, and used her time in California to pursue a career as a pop star and model under the name Simone Starr.
Prosecutors claimed she was a drug kingpin who posted top-quality meth to buyers in Australia and used staff from her music and modelling business to run the operation. Farrow claimed she was duped by her employees.

Since her arrest seven years ago, Farrow has skipped bail twice and spent four years behind bars on remand. Farrow arrived at the Sydney airport crying, pleading her innocence to reporters and explaining that her life was in danger. "The only reason I've done this is because someone was trying to murder me". Farrow will be eligible for parole in February 2019.