Three Playboy models accused of working an event without visas were arrested by immigration officials Friday night in Mexico.
Playmates Elif Celik, of Turkey, Marie Brethenoux, of France, and American Lauryn Elaine were detained for hours after the National Institute of Migration and federal police stormed the “Playboy Music Fest” in the city of Merida, Playboy Mexico said in a statement.
Elaine told Fox News that she and the other women were sitting at their VIP tables when immigration officials barged into the party at around midnight.
“They then rounded us up into a large room and weeded us all out by checking everyone’s IDs,” she told the network.
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Authorities arrested her and the other two models for allegedly working without visas, Elaine said. She stressed that they don’t get paid for events.
The American Playboy bunny claims they were wrongfully detained and “had to beg for food and water” while being held for nearly a day.
Playboy Mexico condemned the women’s arrests as an “abuse of authority” for a “misunderstanding.”
The magazine noted that some attendees also hailed from Paraguay and Peru, but didn’t say if they were detained.
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The gorgeous trio was released after a day.
“Even after detention in Merida nothing can stop us!” Brethenoux wrote in an Instagram post Sunday, showing the three models in tight dresses.
“Happy to be out!!!” Elaine said in an Instagram post. “Being in Mexican Immigration detainment was AWFUL!! They were so mean!”
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