Brazilian blogger known for flaunting her lavish vacations and designer bags is charged with trying to board a Dubai-bound flight with HALF A KILO of cocaine in her bag
- Laís Crisóstomo Aguiar and her fiancé’s friend Peterson de Souza Fontes are facing drug trafficking charges in São Paulo, Brazil
- The two were going to board a flight to Dubai at Guarulhos International Airport on August 5 when they were caught with bottles containing 461 kilos of cocaine
- De Souza Fontes told a court the cocaine was for their own personal use, but Crisóstomo Aguiar said she and her fiancé were not users
- A judge rejected his version, indicating that the massive amount of cocaine was really intended to be sold
A businesswoman and her fiancé’s friend are in a Brazilian jail after prosecutors formally charged them with attempting to smuggle almost half a kilo of cocaine onto a flight to Dubai.
Social media influencer Laís Crisóstomo Aguiar, 27, and Peterson de Souza Fontes, 44, each were charged with one count of international drug trafficking, Brazilian online news outlet G1 reported Friday.
On August 5, the two were passing through airport security at Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo and were moments from boarding a Dubai-bound flight.
Brazilian social media figure and businesswoman Laís Crisóstomo Aguiar is facing international drug trafficking charges brought in São Paulo. She and her fiancé’s friend were set to board a flight to Dubai August 5 when they were stopped by the police at Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo
Laís Crisóstomo Aguiar is accused of attempting to smuggle almost half a kilo of cocaine in luggage on a flight from São Paulo to Dubai on August 5
Authorities discovered that the 461 grams of cocaine hidden inside capsules that were spread throughout several bottles of supplements
Federal police agents stopped them for a secondary inspection after screeners detected an abnormality in de Souza Fontes’ luggage.
Police found and seized 461 grams of cocaine in capsules concealed inside multiple food supplement bottles. They were arrested and have been in prison since.
Judge Valdeci dos Santos denied a petition from Crisóstomo Aguiar to be released because saying, ‘she was unaware of the contents of the suitcase is not credible, given that the seized cocaine was hidden in a suitcase with the (suspect’s) personal effects.’
Peterson Fontes admitted in court that the massive quantity of cocaine was his, and that like him, Crisóstomo Aguiar and her fiancé, Henrique Catoriello, were users.
However, Crisóstomo Aguiar rejected his claims as lies.
A judge refused to release Laís Crisóstomo Aguiar from prison because “the amount of cocaine found in (Crisóstomo Aguiar’s) possession cannot be classified as being a user’ meaning it was meeant for sale.
Pictured are some of the bottles seized by federal police that were filled with capsules amounting to 461 grams of cocaine
Laís Crisóstomo Aguiar is facing international drug trafficking charges in Brazil after she and her fiancé’s friend were busted with 461 grams of cocaine at Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo on August 5
But the court maintained that ‘the amount of cocaine found in (Crisóstomo Aguiar’s) possession cannot be classified as being a user, making it clear that the drug would be the object of circulation in society’.
Crisóstomo Aguiar told the court that she had been living in Dubai since 2020 and that Catoriello owned a currency exchange business there.
She had returned to Brazil on July 23 to celebrate her goddaughter’s birthday and was going to open an aesthetics business in Montes Claros, Minas Gerais.
With more than 400,000 followers on Instagram, Crisóstomo Aguiar frequently shared images of glamorous trips to places like the Maldives Islands and Monaco before she deleted all of her photos from her account.
Crisóstomo Aguiar also flaunted her massive collection of Dior, Saint Laurent and Chanel handbags on the account.