Woman Arrested At Airport With Over 500 Pounds Of Marijuana
A 28-year-old woman was arrested at an Ohio airport after police say she flew on a private jet with 506 pounds of marijuana in her suitcases.
Lisette Lee of Beverly Hills, California was taken into custody at the Port Columbus International Airport after her chartered jet landed with 13 bags of luggage.
The Drug Enforcement Administration in California tipped off DEA officials in Ohio about the woman traveling with an unusual amount of baggage.
When Lee landed officials loaded the bags onto a van and found hundreds of pounds of marijuana and cocaine, as well as suspected drug ledgers showing over $300,000 in transactions.
Lee, who was travelling with a body guard and several assistants, told the DEA that she had no idea the bags were filled with drugs and thought she was transporting farming equipment to her boyfriend’s horse farm.
She also told authorities that she was an heiress to the Samsung Empire, a claim the electronics company has since denied.
She was charged with conspiracy and possession of drugs with the intent to distribute.
If convicted she faces 40 years in jail and a $2 million fine.