Despite being a victim of injustice, Oscar Montes de Oca is a very lucky man. The 23-year-old who was jailed a week and a half ago for smuggling cocaine spent only seven days behind bars before evidence establishing his innocence was produced.
But unfortunately, we cannot say the same for Lilia Angélica López, a 21-year-old Mexican folkloric dancer who has been in jail since December 31, 2014 for the same offence.
López had traveled to Colombia on December 24 to audition for a dancing role. She returned to Mexico a week later but got no farther than the Mexico City airport: one of her bags was found to contain three kilograms of cocaine.
Her father has told reporters that his daughter successfully passed through three security stages at the airport in Bogota: an x-ray, a drug detector and a visual inspection of her bags.
Jorge López said that after her arrival in Mexico, one of the bags was almost the first on the carousel, but the second was the last to appear, and with it came Federal Police who advised that drugs had been detected inside.
López said he believes a Mafia group operates within the Mexico City airport, planting drugs in the baggage of young travelers who are then accused of trafficking, but the report offered no explanation for such a practice.
In Montes de Oca’s case, his bag was swapped for another which contained cocaine, but the airline came up with evidence showing his bag had disappeared in Lima, Peru.
Meanwhile, Lilia Angélica’s dreams of a career as a dancer are on hold as she waits for the wheels of justice to turn. She is giving dance classes to fellow inmates at the federal penitentiary in Nayarit while friends and family conduct a social media campaign to drum up support.
– Source: http://mexiconewsdaily.com/
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