Spanish woman ‘high on drugs’ arrested in Peru after allegedly ‘sneaking’ into Congress to steal a laptop

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A Spanish woman ‘high on drugs’ has been arrested in Peru after allegedly ‘sneaking’ into the Congress building and stealing a laptop.

THE woman from Bilbao was arrested on Wednesday, January 6, after reportedly confessing that she had sneaked into the Congress of the Republic of Peru before dawn on December 29, 2020, to steal, among other things, the laptop of a parliamentarian, before selling it for 40 soles (around €9)

According to the Peruvian National Police (PNP), when detained in Lima, Vanesa Cejuela, 39, was found to be in possession of packages of cocaine and marijuana, as well as fake notes.

CCTV shows a woman climbing security fencing at the Congress at around 4.30am without raising suspicion.

The woman admitted entered the building under the influence of drugs and stealing the laptop of Congresswoman María Teresa Cabrera, of the populist party Podemos Peru, among other ‘valuables’.

The detainee has a history of theft and drug-related offences, according to the police.


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