Sunday, July 27, 2014

Pop Singer's Daddy's a Drug Lord

Melissa Plancarte
Daddy's a Drug Lord: Now Where's My Record Deal? | Vocativ: "At first glance, it’s a typical photo of a woman getting ready to go out. She wears a skimpy dress and lots of makeup while striking a seductive pose. The only problem: She’s the daughter of a notorious drug lord, and her sexy dress happens to carry the insignia of her father’s criminal organization.

A major scandal hit the Mexican Internet in recent weeks after aspiring pop singer Melissa Plancarte posted the selfie on Instagram. Her father, Enrique Plancarte, is one of Mexico’s most wanted men and a leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel, which is currently embroiled in a low-intensity civil war with the army, federal police and citizen vigilante groups in the central Mexican state of Michoacán.



While the authorities say they are fighting the Knights Templar and searching frantically for its leadership, two of Enrique Plancarte’s children are working on musical careers, openly building on their father’s reputation as a drug lord. And apparently they have even received some help from the state authorities. The controversy is a major embarrassment to the federal government, which has vowed to arrest Melissa’s father and placed a bounty of almost $1 million on his head."

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