Pregnant stripper, 25, accused of being the ‘puppet master’ of an ice ring breaks down in court as it emerges she only gave up meth when she found out she was expecting a baby
- Kiara Serci, 25, and fellow Sinsations stripper Holly Attard accused of smuggling
- Attard would be Serci’s mule in return for free drugs, a court heard
- Attard was caught at Darwin airport in October with 325 grams of meth
- Prosecutors says Serci was the ‘puppet master’ and Attard was the ‘courier’
‘Puppet master’: Kiara Serci (pictured) is accused of organising a meth ring
A pregnant stripper broke down in tears in court yesterday when accused of being the ‘puppet master’ of a drugs ring.
Kiara Serci, 25, allegedly paid for fellow stripper Holly Attard to smuggle major quantities of meth across the country.
The pair, who both worked at Darwin strip club Sinsations, had an ongoing arrangement that Attard would be Serci’s mule in return for free drugs, a court heard.
In October, Attard was caught with 325 grams of meth when she landed in Darwin from Adelaide.
She claims she was just a courier – but Serci denies involvement and claims Attard is blaming her after she got ‘caught red-handed.’
Serci’s lawyer, Matt Hubber, said she denies the charge of supplying a commercial quantity of methamphetamine, reported NT News.
But he added: ‘She does admit she fell into drug use… she was using methamphetamine up until about five weeks ago, until she found out she was pregnant.’
He said the case against Serci was ‘weak’ and the only evidence against her was Attard’s statement.
Prosecutor James O’Brien alleged Attard is ‘very much a courier’ and Serci was ‘the puppet master.’
‘Mule’: Last October, Holly Attard (left and right) was caught with 325 grams of meth when she landed in Darwin from Adelaide
‘Serci would shout all of her drugs and in return she would be expected to be able to carry out all of these acts,’ he said, adding that Serci paid for Attard’s flight with her credit card.
Chief Judge Dr John Lowndes said the case against Serci ‘was not a weak one’ even though Serci and Attard appear to be ‘blaming each other’.
The matter will return to court later.
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