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Feds Shut Down Illegal Butt Injection Business

December 30, 2014  |  Posted by: JammedUp
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A woman has been indicted for illegally injecting butts with unapproved silicone after being busted by FBI agents.

Maribel Quintero brought the unapproved silicone into the U.S. from Mexico back in September, according to a superseding indictment filed in the U.S. District Court.

Quintero was then indicted last week on six counts.  The unapproved liquid silicone was injected into the buttocks of customers, the indictment reveals.

Documents show Quintero is not a registered medical professional, and the injections were performed out of a McAllen home.

Silicone injections are “high-risk” devices that must be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Records show Quintero told authorities the liquid was oils she would use on her body and claimed she was a body builder.

The McAllen woman was allegedly paid to inject silicone it into clients’ buttocks after smuggling it into the U.S. illegally.

The McAllen Police Department and the FBI conducted surveillance on Quintero, which led them to her home.

That’s where they found bottles labeled “Remplisage” and syringes inside the home.

She allegedly admitted that the injections were being used for cosmetic enhancements.

One count in the indictment involves unlawful possession of a firearm by Quintero, who has been convicted of robbery.

Quintero is scheduled for an arraignment in the case set for Tuesday, Dec. 30 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dorina Ramos.

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