Modou Adams, the British model and TikTok star, has been sentenced to nearly seven years in prison after a foiled attempt to smuggle cocaine out of Peru.
The 25-year-old model was apprehended on September 30 when he tried to check into a flight at Jorge Chávez International Airport with almost three kilograms of cocaine hidden in his suitcase.
Surveillance footage of the incident released by police showed an officer cutting into the false backing of Adams’ luggage.
Adams appeared baffled as the officer held up the cocaine.
The model was later arrested the same day.
A court statement said the drugs were ultimately destined for London.
In a post via X, formerly Twitter, the Peruvian supreme court shared an edited image of the online influencer behind bars after his sentencing.
It said that the model was jailed for having “coordinated the shipment of about 3kg of cocaine to London”.
The apex court added that Adams admitted to being guilty of the drug trafficking charge and incurred a fine of £1,500.
Lincoln Fuentes, an anti-drug prosecutor, told local media that “it was not the first time the model had taken drugs out of the country”.
Known for sharing travel videos on TikTok, Adams’ account has since been deleted.
The model had reportedly arrived in Peru a few days earlier and posted on social media about a visit to Machu Picchu, a popular tourist destination on the Inca Trail.
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