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Mexican Drug Smuggler called Queen of the Pacific was deported from US to Mexico

Aug 21, 2013 16:16 IST

Queen of the PacificThe United States on 20 August 2013 deported Sandra Avila Beltran (52), a Mexican drug smuggler also known as Queen of the Pacific to the Mexican authorities after completion of her jail term in the country. She has been deported to Mexico, where she was taken into custody to face separate charges of money laundering. By now she, has served prison terms in Mexico and US.

About Sandra Avila Beltran

Sandra Avila Beltran was arrested in 2007 at Mexico and extradited to US in August 2012. She was sentenced for 70 months in prison by a Florida Judge after she admitted that she provided money to a former Colombian drug lord to help him in avoiding the arrest.

She is the niece of the godfather of the Mexican drug trade, Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, who is serving a 40-year sentence in a Mexican prison for the murder of a US drug-enforcement agent. She has been accused of creating routes for drug smuggling in the Pacific coast into California. The Mexican prosecutors have also accused her for playing major role creation of Sinaloa Cartel country's most powerful criminal organisations in the 1990s.

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