A former Honduran queen was sentenced to six years in prison for money laundering
San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
Shirley Nicole Velasquez Morales, a former Miss Honduras, has been sentenced to six years in prison for money laundering.
Her arrest, on October 22, 2019, in San Pedro Sula, with her husband, Gerson Varela-Flores, It happened after not being able to justify the possession of $ 10,000, hidden in a housing cistern located in the Costa Verde Villa II neighborhood, in a private sector of Sampedrano.
Shirley Velasquez was a model on the popular Honduran TV show on Sunday X-0 Da Dinero. In 2012, she won the second seat in the Miss Honduras contest, where she was given the opportunity to participate in the Miss Honduras International 2012 contest.
Velasquez Morales appeared in 2012 as the face of Miss Honduras International. In 2019, agents integrated into the National Inter-Enterprise Security Force (Fusina) also seized three luxury cars – one of these armored vehicles – in the couple’s home, in an operation called “Odysseus X”.
Since then, Honduran prosecutors have brought charges against Velasquez Morales. The result is a fine of 3,675,000 LBP. In addition, the house in which they were captured has been taken over. Velasquez Morales has been in detention ever since.