Brandi Brandt, busting out in this August 1989 Playboy magazine cover, appeared briefly Friday night in a Sydney courtroom after being extradited from California on cocaine trafficking charges.
Brandi Brandt, 45, was once a top Playboy model , a TV actress, and the wife of heavy metal bassist Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue. Now she’s in a Sydney jail cell awaiting trial on drug trafficking charges.
The cover girl of Playboy’s March 1990 edition has been extradited from Los Angeles to Australia, where she faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment on cocaine smuggling charges.
According to Australian authorities, Brandt was part of a drug syndicate that trafficked cocaine between California and Sydney by hiding large quantities of the narcotic in passenger planes belonging to Quantas and United Airlines.
Brandi Brandt on the cover of Playboy magazine in 1987. She is now in Sydney jail after being extradited from Los Angeles on Friday.
She and ex-boyfriend, motorcycle stuntman Rusty Setser, allegedly conspired with a Sydney -based airline catering company to have the hidden drugs removed by members of the food-handling staff.
In one trafficking event, Brandt allegedly flew into Sydney on a 2007 United Airlines flight. Customs inspectors with a sniffer dog found 12 blocks of cocaine hidden in a lavatory trash bin. Brandt left Sydney the next day.
Setser was extradited to Sydney last month. Both agreed to be extradited in lieu of standing trial in the U.S.
Brandi Brandt and then-husband Nikki Sixx, the bassist for Motley Crue, in Los Angeles in June 1990. The former Playboy model was extradited Friday to Australia on cocaine smuggling charges.
Brandt made a brief court appearance Friday night in Sydney and was remanded into custody.
Her next hearing is scheduled for December.
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