A pair of raunchy influencers who tried to flee a police shootout with their drug-dealer boyfriends were seized as they drove off in a pickup truck loaded with cocaine.
Laylla Cedraz, 23, and Adrian Grace had been at the luxury Pousada Paraiso Perdido (Paradise Lost Guesthouse) in Jaguaripe, in the north-eastern Brazilian state of Bahia, on Monday, 11th April.
Locals called police after spotting armed men around the beachside B&B, and when officers arrived on the scene, they were met by gunfire.
The cops returned fire, hitting two men – 29-year-old Agnaldo Leite da Silva Neto, known as ‘Neto Talisca’, and 28-year-old Felipe Augusto Machado, known as ‘Batore’.
Both died of their injuries in hospital.
Agnaldo was reportedly on the run after escaping from prison, where he was being held on suspicion of drug trafficking.
And Felipe was the boyfriend of Laylla, the mother of a three-year-old daughter.
Laylla captioned the last photo she posted with her boyfriend from the guesthouse on Sunday, 10th April: “May our love be celebrated every day.”
Layllla and pal Adrian were arrested as they tried to flee the shootout in a pickup.
Police seized the vehicle and found a kilo of cocaine, two pistols and cash inside.
Together, the women boasted more than 400,000 followers on social media. Both are said to have fashion-related businesses.
One of the women reportedly admitted to the police that she had been in a long-term relationship with one of the men and knew of his involvement in crime.
The police said the two men were involved in drug trafficking in Feira de Santana, also in Bahia state, and had outstanding arrest warrants.
The two women were released on bail following a court hearing in Nazare on Tuesday, 12th April.
It is not the first time the Pousada Paraiso Perdido has been in the headlines for the wrong reasons.
The plush guesthouse’s then owner, Leandro Troesch, was found dead in one of the rooms on 5th February.
One of his employees, Marcel ‘Billy’ Vieira, was killed days later in the Camassandi district of Jaguaripe.
He was considered by police to be the key witness in understanding his boss’ death.
The prime suspects in the crime are Leandro’s wife, Shirley Figueredo, and her friend, Maqueila Bastos.
Maqueila was arrested in the neighbouring state of Sergipe on 24th March and transferred to the Bahia state capital, Salvador, last week.
It is not known if the influencers are accused of any crime.