Laura Zuniga is crowned Miss Sinaloa 2008 at the Pacific resort city Mazatlan, Mexico, July 2, 2008. Zuniga, a 23-year-old model, has been arrested at a military checkpoint, just outside the city of Guadalajara, after she was found riding with suspected gang members in a truck filled with weapons and cash.
Laura Zuniga poses in swimsuit during the Miss Sinaloa beauty pageant at the Pacific resort city of Mazatlan, Mexico, July 2, 2008. Zuniga, a 23-year-old model, who won the Miss Sinaloa 2008.
Miss Sinaloa Laura Zuniga is pictured in August 2008 during the official presentation of candidates for "Nuestra Belleza Mexico 2008" in Mexico City. Zuniga, the Mexican beauty queen jailed after she was picked up with an alleged drug cartel leader and heavily armed men, has been stripped of one of her titles, Bolivian organizers said.
This picture released by the Jalisco Goverment's press office of the members of a gang arrested on December 22, 2008 in Jalisco, Sinaloa state, Mexico. Laura Zuniga (C), the Mexican beauty queen jailed after she was picked up with an alleged drug cartel leader and heavily armed men, has been stripped of one of her titles, Bolivian organizers said.
In this two-image combo made from photos released by Mexico's Attorney General's Office on Friday Dec. 26, 2008, the 2008 beauty queen of the drug-plagued state of Sinaloa, Laura Zuniga, left, and one of the alleged leaders of the powerful Juarez drug cartel, Angel Orlando Garcia stand during their arraignment in Mexico City on Dec. 24, 2008. A judge has ordered Miss Sinaloa Laura Zuniga, Orlando Garcia and other 5 men who were arrested last Dec. 23 while driving in a truck filled with weapons and large amounts of cash, to be held for 40 days while police decide whether to charge them, the federal Attorney General's Office said in a statement.
In this two image composite, Laura Zuniga is crowned as Miss Sinaloa state at left in the city of Mazatlan, Mexico July 8, 2008 and is shown to the press with unidentified gunmen after her arrest in the city of Zapopan, Mexico Tuesday Dec. 23, 2008. Police said Zuniga who was stopped at a checkpoint, was riding in one of two trucks with seven men, where soldiers found a large stash of weapons and some $53,300 in U.S. currency.