A British Tiktok star has been jailed for more than six years after being caught trying to smuggle cocaine into the UK.
Modou Adams was sentenced to six years and eight months by a court in Peru after being stopped and searched at the Jorge Chavez International Airport on 30 September.
About 2.9kg of cocaine was found hidden inside a suitcase, which was bound for Paris before being sent onto London.
The drugs were worth an estimated £300,000, according to reports.
The 25-year-old pleaded guilty to the drug trafficking charge and was fined about £1,500.
Posting under the name @boywholives on Instagram, Adams shared photos of himself at Machu Picchu – a historic site set in the Andes Mountains – four weeks ago
According to another source, Modou Adams was paid £5,200 to £6,000 ($7,100 to $8,200) per drug run by an unnamed contact in London, who also covered all his expenses including the tourist trips he enjoyed to camouflage his real reason for coming to Peru.
He confessed that he had done it twice, once in January 2023 and once in September 2023, when he was caught with 2.9 kilograms (6.4 pounds) of cocaine in his suitcase. This means that he may have earned around £10,400 to £12,000 ($14,200 to $16,400) from his illegal drug trafficking activities.
He soon attracted attention for his good looks and charisma and landed some gigs in commercials and magazines. He also became popular on TikTok, where he posted videos of himself dancing, singing, and joking around. He had over 100,000 followers on the platform and received thousands of likes and comments on his posts.
He soon caught the attention of several modeling agencies and brands, who offered him contracts and sponsorships. He also gained a lot of followers on TikTok, where he posted videos of himself dancing, singing, and joking around. He became known for his catchy slogan “boywholives”, which he used to describe his adventurous and carefree attitude.
He moved out of his family home and rented a flat in central London, where he lived with his girlfriend. He also bought a Mercedes-Benz car and a Rolex watch with his earnings from modeling.
He has a sister named Moesha Emily, who is also a model and influencer. She has over 100,000 followers on Instagram, where she posts pictures of her fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. She often appeared on Modou’s social media accounts, and they seemed to have a close bond. She has expressed her shock and sadness over his arrest and conviction on drug smuggling charges in Peru.