Three Playboy models were arrested by immigration officials Friday night in Mexico after they were accused of working an event without work visas.
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 raided the “Playboy Music Fest.”
"We came to Mexico to celebrate each other's company and to gain publicity with our fans by coming to these parties in Meridá and Cancun," Elaine told Fox News in an email. "Around midnight, immigration came and busted into our party when all of us girls were sitting at our VIP tables enjoying champagne and music. They then rounded us up into a large room and weeded us all out by checking everyone's IDs."
The three women had tourist travel visas.
"We do not get paid for these events so we were wrongfully taken because they abused their authority and thought they could shake down Playboy Mexico by taking us," Elaine said.
Elaine told Fox News that she and the other two models were put "in a holding cell cage for almost 24 hours, and we had to beg for food and water."
Playboy Mexico condemned the women’s arrests, calling it an “abuse of authority” for a “misunderstanding” according to the New York Daily News.
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