Alleged Mexican Drug ‘Queen’ Extradited to US
August 10th 2012 · 19 Comments
U.S. authorities took custody of Sandra Avila in the city of Toluca Thursday, and transported her to Miami, where she will appear before a federal judge on cocaine trafficking charges.
Avila, known as “the Queen of the Pacific,” is accused of belonging to an organization that transported cocaine from Colombia to the United States during the 1990s. She was arrested in Mexico City in 2007, and was awaiting trial on organized crime and money laundering charges.
Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.
A version of this column originally appeared in www.voanews.com.
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