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Bombshell influencer Gaby Castillo arrested on suspicion of drugs and fraud offences

Cops found one million Mexican pesos in cash, as well as hundreds of bags of suspected cocaine and herbal cannabis
Gaby Castillo was arrested Monday. Photo credit: Instagram

Gaby Castillo was arrested Monday. Photo credit: Instagram

Jamie McDowell

An online influencer and singer has been arrested in Mexico on gang-related fraud and drugs charges.

Gaby Castillo (26), who sings using the stage name Briela Sans, and who has over 763,000 followers on Instagram, was arrested after she was suspected for being a member of the Union Tepito gang.

Gaby Castillo has a legion of followers on Instagram

Gaby Castillo has a legion of followers on Instagram

The pink-haired model, who has acquired a huge following with her raunchy snaps in lingerie, bikinis and selfies from the gym, is also suspected by Mexican authorities of taking compromising pictures of acquaintances and using the images to blackmail them.

Cuffed: The fledgling singer has been arrested on drugs and fraud charges

Cuffed: The fledgling singer has been arrested on drugs and fraud charges

The arrest happened in Mexico City on Monday while she was travelling in a luxury car with Jose Hareff Soto Jiminez (35), whose Los Soto crime gang fell under the watchful eye of Mexican authorities who suspect the gang of stealing luxury vehicles and selling them on.

Drugs seized in the vehicle Gaby was travelling in

Drugs seized in the vehicle Gaby was travelling in

The online star has also been romantically linked to Oscar Andres Flores Ramirez, who goes by the alias El Lunares, and is currently spending a 20-year-sentence behind bars for murder, organised crime and drug peddling.

Authorities also suspect Castillo took compromising photos of acquaintances before trying to blackmail them

Authorities also suspect Castillo took compromising photos of acquaintances before trying to blackmail them

When the black SUV was stopped, cops found one million Mexican pesos (€43,000) in cash in the car, as well as hundreds of bags of suspected cocaine and herbal cannabis.

A firearm was also found in the vehicle which was allegedly purchased back in February with a fake cheque.

The Mexican authorities continue to investigate case.

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