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The Russian beauty queen and Miss Dubai finalist faces 20 years in prison for drug offenses

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Glamorous Russian beauty queen Kristina Dukhina could face 20 years in prison after police found half a kilogram of mephedrone in her apartment

A glamorous Russian beauty queen could face 20 years in prison after being arrested as a suspected drug dealer, law enforcement officials have revealed.

Kristina Dukhina, 34, Miss Dubai runner-up and model agency owner, was detained near her elite apartment complex in Moscow’s skyscraper district.

The 34-year-old was a runner-up at the Miss Dubai pageant in 2019 and a winner of the Miss Federation Grand Prix and won the grand prize at the 2020 Russian beauty pageant.

Dukhina is said to have been held by Russian police after a drug raid that saw the Russian beauty queen face a 20-year prison sentence.

Her potential two decades behind bars comes when police intercepted the model in possession of more than half a kilogram of mephedrone, a report revealed.

Dukhina is the owner of an agency that aims to build the modeling industry in Crimea, which was annexed by Vladimir Putin’s Russian forces in 2014 and land taken from Ukraine.

The mother of two is currently under investigation for manufacturing the illegal drug for sale.

She has since left social media, trimming down her online presence and leaving a quick message to her fans before retiring from online activities.

She posted: “I’m leaving social media. I will only take my loved ones into my sterile, empty room of a new life.”

Dukhina’s departure from social media is a far cry from the success and fame she found as a beauty contestant.

She had started her own modeling agency, Black Sea Models.

Shortly before her time as the runner-up in the Miss Dubai pageant, Dukhina spoke about her success and why she entered the pageant.

She said: “I decided to try my hand at beauty pageants and set an example that dreams do come true and that nothing is impossible.

“I didn’t expect to receive such a prestigious international title. Of course I was always convinced of myself and my beauty.”

Dukhina was reportedly arrested by police officers and detained, with Dukhina potentially facing 20 years in prison under the Russian Federation Criminal Code.

According to local law enforcement, Dukhina was arrested on suspicion of attempted drug trafficking.

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