Simone Farrow, Ed Hardy Bikini Model, Arrested For Heading International Drug Ring

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Simone Farrow, an international swimsuit model accused of being the mastermind of a worldwide drug ring run out of a Hollywood apartment, has been arrested.

Farrow got popped in her native Australia after skipping bail last month.

Once the face of the Ed Hardy bikinis, Simone used up to 19 different aliases to ship methamphetamine around the world by FedEx and even the U.S. postal service.

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According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and Australian police, the 37-year-old denied the charges and claims that she was in hiding after running for her life.

"The only reason I've done this is because someone was trying to murder me," she told Australia's Sunday Telegraph in response to the drug ring allegations.

"I've been in relationships with numerous underworld figures or whatever you want to call them and I feel that maybe they feel threatened by my situation."

Simone Farrow was first arrested in 2009 after flying to Australia as the DEA was raiding her Sunset Blvd. apartment, allegedly seizing drugs and documents.

After having a friend post her $150,000 bond in February, Farrow skipped bail. Police in Australia finally caught up with her last week at a Queensland hotel.

Under the stage name Simone Starr, Farrow was a bikini model, pin-up girl and even a Penthouse "pet," making FHM's Sexiest Women In The World list three times.

Farrow was also promoting herself as a singer/songwriter, and on her website, as a would-be reality show star ... hey, why leave any opportunity on the table?

Authorities say behind that high-fashion facade, Farrow was leading a double life trafficking high-grade crystal meth, hiding them in shipments of bath salts.

"It's not uncommon in the modeling and entertainment industry," former special agent Brad Garrett, who is not involved directly in the case, told ABC News.

"If your skill set doesn't take you any place else, where's it going to take you? A quick buck would be distributing methamphetamine. It tells me that she was not that sophisticated, and she may have been desperate for money."

Investigators are saying that Simone Farrow was the brains behind the "ongoing criminal enterprise," which they purport involved at least seven people.

One of the members of the alleged drug syndicate committed suicide in a Hollywood motel after being contacted by officials, the Sunday Telegraph reported.

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