Documentary maker Phuc Mi, 38, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in Caracas, Venezuela, according to reports filed yesterday.
Chinese Phuc Mi, who shares directing duties with twin sister, Phuc Yu, was in Venezuela scouting locations for their upcoming documentary on phlegm titled Phlegmaganza v.1 (set for release in 2013) when the incident occurred.
During an exclusive telephone interview, Phuc Yu claimed: "The whole thing was set-up. My sister was an unwitting pawn in a drug war between rival gangs. The guys she thought were local guides turned out to be drug smugglers, and when things went awry an innocent sugarcane farmer was killed - but not by Phuc Mi."
She added: "Phuc Mi didn't pull the trigger that blew the guy's head off at the neck. The police have been no help, and neither has the Chinese Embassy. I'm really worried about my sister's fate."
When contacted, the Chinese ambassador to Venezuela said that her staff was doing all it could to help the sisters, but stressed that it could be weeks or months before the case went to court.