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Swimsuit model nabbed after allegedly skipping out on bail

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Model Simone Farrow arrives at the domestic terminal of Sydney airport in police custody following her arrest on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

International swimsuit model Simone Farrow has been arrested in Australia after skipping out on bail on drug-running charges, according to news reports.

Farrow, a 37-year-old former Penthouse Pet and bikini model also known as Simone Starr, was found in a cheap hotel on the Gold Coast Highway in eastern Australia last week, reports say.

Farrow was later extradited to Sydney, where she reportedly arrived in tears, a month after skipping out on her $150,000 bail.


"The only reason I've done this is because someone was trying to murder me,” she said, according to the Daily Telegraph.

"I've been in ... relationships with numerous underworld figures or whatever you want to call them and I feel that maybe they feel threatened by my situation," she said.

"I wasn't trying to flee the country at all; I was trying to protect myself from being killed or harmed."

In 2009, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials raided Farrow’s Hollywood, Calif., apartment, and claimed to find evidence she ran a crystal meth ring.

Farrow allegedly used the apartment as the staging ground for shipments of drugs to Australia in packages of bath salts.

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