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Daily Archives: July 28th, 2013

DRUG

Sandra Avila Beltran, known as the “Queen of the Pacific,” is seen in a photo taken after her 2007 arrest in Mexico City. (Mexican attorney general’s office / July 25, 2013)

 

Sandra Avila Beltran, a reputed Mexican drug cartel Queen  who pleaded guilty in a  Florida Federal court to  charges connected with a major cocaine trafficking case will be returning to Mexico as a free woman soon after a judge in Miami on Thursday gave her a 70-month prison sentence that she has already largely fulfilled because of time served.
 
 
 Avila, 52, was arrested in 2007 in Mexico City with her Colombian boyfriend, Juan Diego Espinoza Ramirez, who pleaded guilty to cocaine trafficking charges two years later.
 
 
A Mexican judge acquitted Avila of drug-related charges in 2010  but she was extradited to the United States to face charges that she conspired to import more than 11 pounds of cocaine into the U.S.

read the story by  The  Los Angeles Times