Chatchaya “Yuyee” Cuesta Ramos, a former model and wildlife activist, is to see out her 15 year sentence for smuggling drugs into Thailand.
The Supreme Court, upheld the fifteen year sentence she is currently serving after being caught in possession of cocaine as she travelled via Don Mueang Airport in November 2012.
The model also incurred a 1.5 million baht fine for her offence.
Forty-three year old Yuyee, formally known as Alisa Inthusamit was caught with 251 milligrams of cocaine at Don Mueang as she went through customs following her arrival from Vietnam.
The Thai model has served two years of her sentence at Bangkok’s Central Women’s Correctional Institute.
She also incurred a further three month term when authorities, who were searching her home, discovered a number of wild animals that fall under the protected species category, despite her claims that the creatures were rescued and she was nursing them back to health. She said she planned to return them back to the wild as soon as possible.
Petitions have been signed by supporters who have been attempting to have her freed following claims that she was found to have only five milligrams of the drug in her possession yet her charge suggested it was 251 milligrams.
Yuyee and her husband Francisco Ramos also laid claims that the model was framed after angering an influential unnamed person by setting free wild animals. Mr. Ramos is a TV presenter for the Discover Channel and of Spanish origin.
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Do not bring drugs into Thailand or you will face severe consequences.
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