Model Arrested After Posing Topless With Guns

Story ByAlex CopeSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News 

This social media model who took topless photos carrying an assault rifle has been arrested after cops found the snaps.

Suspect Gabriela Sara Vasconcelos Assuncao, 19, was arrested in the city of Anapolis in the central Brazilian state of Goias on suspicion of arms trafficking.

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The teenager had been first arrested in October with her boyfriend Thiago Vieira da Silva, 24, when they were travelling in his car with an alleged arsenal of 10 pistols, one .223-calibre rifle and 683 rounds of ammunition in a secret compartment.

The model denied knowing that the guns were in the car at the time and was released after giving a statement. She had said she only found out about the guns after the couple were pulled over.

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However, she has now been arrested again after police found the photos of her posing with the guns on her phone, suggesting she knew about the weapons before the car was stopped by cops.

In one photo she appears topless with an assault rifle and another shows her kissing a pistol.

She has now been ordered to remain in preventative custody. Her lawyer Vagner Castro Souza has said he will ask to have the custody changed to house arrest as the 19-year-old has a four-year-old son.

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Local media report she was in a beauty salon when she was arrested on Saturday 16th November.

Reports state the guns were allegedly being driven to a criminal faction in the city of Belem in the northern Brazilian state of Para.

Boyfriend Da Silva reportedly said in a statement that a criminal organisation had offered him 15,000 BRL (2,757 GBP) to drive the car to Belem but he had not known what the secret cargo was.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Alex Cope

I am a senior writer and editor of the Golders news agency specialising in sports news from around the world.

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