August 20th, 2013
04:57 PM ET

Mexico's 'Queen of the Pacific' deported from U.S.

Sandra Avila Beltran, known as the "Queen of the Pacific" for alleged drug dealings, was deported Tuesday from the United States to Mexico, where she will face money-laundering charges, the third set of criminal accusations against her.

Avila landed in Mexico City on a chartered plane from El Paso, Texas, along with other deportees, the Mexican attorney general's office said.

She was being held in a hangar belonging to the attorney general's office, where she will be served with an arrest warrant, the state-run Notimex news agency reported. She will undergo a medical exam before being transported to the state of Jalisco, where she faces charges of money laundering, according to Notimex.

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  1. Mike

    Expect she'll be free in time for Cinco de Mayo. We drone-drop whole families to get to one terrorist in Yemen, but allow our closest neighbor to the South to wreak havoc with the most corrupt justice system in North America.

    We'll next read that this prisoner will be either released, escaped, or "transferred" to a cell that happens to be in a Cali mansion.

    August 21, 2013 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Lol @ Mike, i know right? And ya know this is way more our business then who's killing who in Yemen!

    August 21, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |