The Brazilian Miss BumBum winner who appeared on the cover of Playboy faces eight years in prison for prostitution and drug trafficking after she furiously stripped naked when police arrested her at the hotel
- Flavia Tamayo was arrested last year for drug trafficking and prostitution
- She is believed to be part of a criminal organization set up by sex workers
- Also known as Pamela Pantera, she was in pornographic films and on Playboy
- In 2018 she won a regional Miss BumBum beauty pageant
- Her arrest made headlines when police officers tried to arrest her and she caused a scene in a hotel, where she took off her clothes in front of the officers.
The winner of a regional Brazilian Miss BumBum competition who also appeared on the cover of the Portuguese playboy has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
Flavia Tamayo, also known as Pamela Pantera, was found guilty of drug trafficking and prostitution last year.
The adult movie star was part of an all-female drug trafficking scheme run by a criminal organization set up by prostitutes.
Flavia Tamayo (pictured), also known as Pamela Pantera, was found guilty of drug trafficking and prostitution after being arrested last year
Investigators found that the pornographic actress and her accomplices had specialized in the distribution and sale of Class A narcotics, including cocaine.
She was detained in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo between June and September last year, awaiting trial.
Police investigators discovered that the group had been selling drugs to wealthy customers in the Federal District where the capital Brasília is located. The customers would have paid between 500 and 1,000 Brazilian real (£70 – £140).
Flavia Tamayo (left and right), aka Pamela Pantera of the adult film industry and dubbed the “Powder Queen” for her involvement in the sale of Class A drugs
CCTV footage of Flavia Tamayo’s arrest released last year shows her being taken by the arm of a plainclothes police officer (pictured)
Tamayo, dubbed the “Powder Queen,” was once featured on the cover of Playboy in Portugal, and she also entered a regional Miss BumBum contest — which awards the women with the best butt — which she won in 2018.
She also starred in pornographic films, according to the Brazilian online magazine last second, in which she used her industry name Pamela Pantera.
Her arrest made headlines when police officers tried to arrest her and she caused a scene in a hotel, where she took off her clothes in front of the officers and guests.
Tamayo, also known as the ‘Powder Queen’, was once on the cover of Playboy in Portugal (pictured)
During the raids conducted by the police on June 5, 2020, during which they served 37 arrest warrants, they seized large quantities of cocaine, firearms and ammunition.
At the time, detectives said they believed the prostitutes’ criminal organization had a “sex program” that provided escorts and drugs to wealthy clients.
When she was arrested last year, she was found with a small amount of marijuana and rolled up dollar bills that she said were used to do drugs.
CCTV footage of her arrest has now been released showing her carrying shopping bags as she is approached by a plainclothes officer who grabs her arm and leads her away.
“The information we have is that she has made a package, a combination of prostitution and drug sales, either for consumption.” [sexual] relationship, or for later,” said prosecutor Rafael Correa when she was arrested last year.
“She first worked as a call girl, dispensing drugs to people who called on her,” he said. “But there’s also evidence that she also had something like a drug delivery service in the federal capital.”
While prostitution itself is not illegal in Brazil, employing sex workers and running brothels is.
The court said the model can serve her sentence in a semi-open regime and the verdict can be appealed.
Flavia Tamayo’s arrest made headlines when police officers tried to arrest her and she caused a scene in a hotel, where she took off her clothes in front of the officers and guests