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Krista Boseley, Canadian Model, Arrested In U.S. For Alleged Drug Smuggling

10/17/2014 01:58 EDT | Updated 10/17/2014 03:59 EDT
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A former B.C. real estate agent and aspiring Playboy model was arrested after flying to California on a private plane loaded with MDMA powder and ecstasy pills, according to U.S. court documents.

Krista Boseley, 30, and her travelling companion, 61-year-old Gilles Lapointe, are charged with conspiracy to distribute ecstasy. Acting on a tip from a separate investigation “that the aircraft or its occupants may be involved in smuggling of narcotics or currency,” officials met the pair when they landed at the John Wayne Airport in Orange County last week.

The two Canadian citizens agreed to be searched, and officials uncovered 40 kilograms of MDMA powder and more than 50,000 ecstasy pills, according to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court and posted online by The Smoking Gun.

Boseley and Lapointe were both carrying a large amount of U.S. cash that they said was casino winnings from the night before.

“Boseley denied any knowledge of the carry-on luggage, the backpack or anything illegal,” stated the document by a task force officer with U.S. Homeland Security. “Boseley said she won $7,500 at the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas and Lapointe won close to $20,000.”

A search of the plane also yielded a digital scale and a "GPS Tracker Detector," which the officer said is often used by drug smugglers to determine if law enforcement has placed a tracking device on their vehicles or planes.

The court filing showed that L.A. police stopped Boseley in September 2013 and found her carrying $40,000 that she claimed belonged to someone else.

Boseley, who is from Langley, worked as a real estate agent for a White Rock company from December 2011 to January 2013, reported The Vancouver Sun.

She once attended a Playboy open call, according to The Smoking Gun, but her profile on Model Mayhem states she's not interested in nude photo shoots.

As for Lapointe, his Pitt Meadows home was foreclosed last fall, and the Bellagio sued him in B.C. Supreme Court for $70,000 USD for "breach of contract," said The Sun.

Lapointe, who was the pilot, told investigators in Orange County that he owned the plane.

Krista Boseley, Canadian Model, Arrested

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