Top Russian beauty queen, 34, faces up to 20 years in jail after she was ‘found with half a kilo of mephedrone’ and arrested for drug dealing in Moscow
- Kristina Dukhina, 34, was held near her plush Moscow skyscraper apartment
- Ms Dukhina was runner up in the Miss Dubai 2019 beauty pageant
- She faces 20 years in jail after being detained for suspected drug dealing
A leading Russian beauty queen and model agency owner faces up to 20 years in jail after being detained as a suspected drug dealer, say law enforcement.
Kristina Dukhina, 34, was held near her elite apartment in Moscow City skyscraper district.
She had been runner up in the Miss Dubai 2019 contest and won Grand Prix Miss Federation in Russia the following year.
Kristina Dukhina, 34, was held near her elite apartment in Moscow City skyscraper district after being found with mephedrone
She also owns an agency aimed at establishing the modelling industry in Crimea
She was held by Russian police after being found in possession of more than half a kilogram mephedrone, say reports
She also owns an agency aimed at establishing the modelling industry in Crimea, annexed by Vladimir Putin from Ukraine in 2014.
She was held by Russian police after being found in possession of more than half a kilogram mephedrone, say reports.
A mother of two, she is under investigation on the preparation of the illegal drug for sale.
‘I decided to try my hand at beauty contests and show by example that dreams come true and nothing is impossible,’ she said before her Dubai success.
‘I did not expect to receive such a prestigious international title.
‘Of course, I was always confident in myself and my beauty.’
This year ahead of her arrest, she had abruptly cut her social media presence.
‘I am leaving social networks,’ she posted.
‘ I will take only loved ones to my sterile empty room of a new life.’
Dukhina is detained pending further investigations, according to law enforcement.