& # 39; She did it for love & # 39 ;: daughter of the 26-year-old daughter of the multi-millionaire who tried to smuggle 14 million dollars into Australia claiming she did it for her girlfriend
- Rose Thomas and Mexican partner Zuniga Frias, both 26, were planning to smuggle ice
- Thomas is the daughter of the multi-millionaire entrepreneur Jackie Maxted from Sydney
- She said she did it for & # 39; love & # 39; because she needed the money to get Frias a visa
- The police intercepted the packages and introduced themselves as couriers before arresting women
The daughter of a multi-millionaire businesswoman who tried to smuggle $ 14 million in ice cream to Australia claims she did it for her girlfriend.
Rose Thomas, 26, was arrested in March 2018 along with her ex-girlfriend Norma Zuniga Frias, 26, after the couple planned to smuggle methamphetamine from Mexico into eight Sony stereo speakers.
Thomas, entrepreneur Jackie Maxted's daughter, claimed she needed the money to help Frias get a job and a visa in Sydney, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Rose Thomas (photo), the daughter of entrepreneur Jackie Maxted, was arrested in March 2018 after planning to smuggle ice cream to Australia with her girlfriend
& # 39; (We were) inseparable. I was very in love with her. It was my world at the time, & Thomas said.
Judge Richard Weinstein said: & (39) She (Thomas) did it out of love. In the haze of young love, things are often done that seem absurd when someone gets older.
The couple lived for seven months in a house in Marrickville, the hinterland of Sydney, before Frias contacted an alleged Mexican drug dealer who promised her $ 15,000.
Frias & # 39; attorney Malcolm Ramage QC said she allegedly needed the money for a visa to stay in Australia.
The couple booked an Airbnb in Rozelle and had the speakers delivered there.
Thomas helped her former girlfriend distribute the drugs until she said she panicked and started drinking with some friends.
& # 39; I'm ashamed to have anything to do with it. "I see everything in the drug trade as a completely greedy act," Thomas said.
The police arrested the women and raided their house days later after intercepting the package and posing as a courier service.
Rose Thomas and Norma Zuniga Frias (both photos & # 39; s) booked an Airbnb in Rozelle, so eight speakers with methamphetamines could be delivered there
The police arrested the women and raided their house days later after intercepting the package and posing as couriers
Frias, whose devout Christian mother rejected her relationship, pleaded guilty to commercial import of methamphetamine.
She is in jail in Silverwater and is being offered deportation.
Thomas admitted assisting with the import and lives in her mother's Bondi house of $ 4.5 million after being saved for $ 100,000.
The women are sentenced on July 12.
Thomas (pictured left) said she needed the money to help Frias (right) get a job and a visa in Australia
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