(Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) The 2009 winner of the “Latin American Idol” television show has been arrested for trying to smuggle heroin into the United States.
Martha Heredia was arrested Wednesday before boarding a plane to New York City.
Police say they found nearly three pounds of heroin in the heels of some shoes in her suitcase.
Heredia is now being questioned to find out if she was being used as a drug mule for a trafficking organization.
Heredia is 22-years-old and became a star in the Dominican Republic after her win on the television show.