Love Island star ‘faces jail after being caught smuggling cocaine in £53,000,000 operation’

Former Love Island star Magdalena Sadlo pictured.
A former Love Island star has pleaded guilty to being a cocaine courier (Picture: LinkedIn)

A former Love Island star has pleaded guilty after being charged as part of a £53million drug smuggling operation.

Magdalena Sadlo appeared on the 2021 season of the Polish version of the reality dating series.

At the time she was living in London and described herself as being a ‘spontaneous, self-confident blonde who you can count on’.

She also admitted to previously having ‘stolen’ another woman’s boyfriend.

However last week Sadlo admitted she had been involved in a massive drug smuggling operation in the UK.

Appearing at the Carlisle crown court on Friday, the former TV star admitted to conspiring to supply the class A drug between March 2022 and May last year.

Magdalena Sadlo appeared on the Polish version of Love Island in 2021.
Magdalena Sadlo was part of ‘one of the UK’s largest ever drug busts’ (Picture:Polsat)

Described as one of the UK’s largest ever drug busts, the 29-year-old was seized by police after flying into Heathrow from Dubai as part of an investigation codenamed Operation Matrix, as reported by the Daily Mail.

The court heard how the staggering amounts of cocaine were imported into the UK before being distributed nationwide by an organised crime gang.

In March this year, nine men were given jail sentences totalling more than 106 years for their involvement.

Prosecutor Tim Evans said at the sentencing hearing: ‘This is Amazon-style drug-dealing with that level of organisation and commerciality about it.’

Some of the stars of Poland's Love Island in 2021.
She was one of the bombshells on the series before being booted out (Picture: Polsat)

The plot was blown apart after a drug seizure in the Lake District after police found 1kg of cocaine in Bowness-on-Windermere.

Sadlo, who was previously registered at an address in Ingleton, Bracknell, Berkshire, has now been remanded in custody until sentencing later this year, in October.

According to her LinkedIn page, prior appearing on reality TV, Sadlo worked in sales, including at Ascot, before co-founding a luxury yacht rental company in Dubai at the beginning of this year.

During her time on the Polish version of Love Island, she was put in Casa Amour and tasked with trying to lure male Islanders away from their partner but was voted off soon after.

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